Guardiola, Tuchel, Mancini nominated for UEFA Coach of the Year

Date published: Thursday 19th August 2021 4:24 - Jason Soutar

Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel, and Roberto Mancini have been nominated for the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award.

The winner will be named – along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners – at the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League draw in Istanbul on Thursday 26 August.

Pep Guardiola guided Manchester City to their first Champions League final, losing 1-0 to Chelsea in Porto.

The Treble: Liverpool title tilt, Man Utd breeze, Chelsea explosion

City also won the League Cup and Premier League title, finishing 12 points above second-placed Manchester United.

Tuchel took charge of Chelsea halfway through the 2020/21 campaign, replacing club legend Frank Lampard.

He helped Chelsea finish fourth in the Premier League and steered the Blues towards their second Champions League triumph.

The German became the first coach to reach successive finals with different clubs – after leading Paris Saint-Germain to the final in 2020.

Finally, Mancini won Euro 2020 as manager of the Italian national team.

The final against England was their 34th without defeat.

Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, but the ex-Man City boss resurrected the Azzurri to become champions of Europe.

For this award, coaches in Europe, irrespective of nationality, have been judged in regard to their performances over the whole season in all competitions – both domestically and internationally – at either club, or national team level.

The rest of the top ten:

4 Unai Emery (Villarreal)
5 Diego Simeone (Atlético de Madrid)
6 Antonio Conte (Internazionale, now free agent)
7 Gareth Southgate (England)
8 Christophe Galtier (LOSC Lille, now at Nice)
9 Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Manchester United)
10 Kasper Hjulmand (Denmark)

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