Man City’s Pep Guardiola and England boss Sarina Wiegman shortlisted for FIFA Best awards

England’s Sarina Wiegman and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola are among the contenders shortlisted for the FIFA Best awards.

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Wiegman has been nominated for the Best Women’s Coach award having taken over as Lionesses manager in 2021 and led the team to victory in the European Championship last year, beating Germany in the final.

The Dutchwoman, who won the award in 2017 and 2020, goes up against Lyon’s Sonia Bompastor and Brazil’s Pia Sundhage.

Frenchwoman Bompastor guided Lyon to the Champions League and French league double last season, while Sundhage guided Brazil to the Copa America Femenina.

Guardiola is nominated for Best Men’s Coach having won the Premier League for the fourth time in five years with City in 2022.

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He is up against World Cup-winning Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni and Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti.

Scaloni managed to end Argentina’s long wait for a World Cup in December, with Lionel Messi and Co beating France in an emphatic final in Qatar.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti is up for the award after winning LaLiga with Los Blancos, before winning the Champions League in Paris in May.

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in the final to claim the double in another brilliant season domestically and in Europe.

The winners will be announced in Paris on February 27.

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