Jürgen Klopp nominated for Best FIFA Men's Coach award

3 Liverpool Players Included On 10-Man FIFA Player Of The Year Shortlist

FIFA The Best Men’s Player 2019 nominees announced, Liverpool star excluded from 10-member list

Champions League-winning Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp and Jill Ellis, who led the United States to a second straight women's World Cup title, were among the nominees on Wednesday for FIFA's "Best" coach of the year awards.

Visit FIFA.com to cast your vote for Klopp.

Apart from Guardiola and Klopp, Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino is the other Premier League manager to have been shortlisted.

Belmadi is the only African Coach in the 10-man short list released by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Wednesday.

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola won the title by a point from Liverpool last term while Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino lost to Klopp in the Champions League final.

French club Lyon, treble winners in league, cup and Champions League, witnessed Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg and France's internationals Amandine Henry and Wendie Renard amongst nominees.

Tite, who guided Brazil to recent Copa America title, and African Cup of Nations champions Algeria's Djamel Belmadi, were also included in the list.

"To win two titles, two big titles, during the season was great for me".

Meanwhile, 10 exceptional female players were also shortlisted for the 2019 FIFA Best Women's Player.

The public will vote from the shortlists in each category, with the winners revealed on 23 September. Croatia and Real Madrid's Luka Modric won in 2018.

The victor will be announced at the annual "The Best" ceremony in September in Milan.

Virgil van Dijk is the early favourite for the honour, following his PFA Player of the Year award and Liverpool's continental success.

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