Diego Simeone, Mauricio Pochettino nominated for IFFHS Best Club coach award


Diego Simeone, Mauricio Pochettino and Santiago Solari have all been nominated for the IFFHS Best Club coach award.

The three Argentine coaches are up for the award, with the winner being announced at the end of November. Diego Simeone won La Liga for the second time as he added yet another trophy to his cabinet.

Mauricio Pochettino has also been nominated. Despite not winning Ligue 1 with PSG, Pochettino won the Coupe de France. He also currently leads the league.

Santiago Solari of CF America is another Argentine who is nominated. The 45 year old is managing Club America while having been part of the Real Madrid staff a few years ago. Here are the coaches who are nominated:

Thomas Tuchel (Germany, Chelsea)
Josep Guardiola (Spain, Manchester City)
Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina, PSG)
Zinedine Zidane (France, Real Madrid)
Unai Emeri (Spain, Villarreal)
Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway, Manchester United)
Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany, Bayern)
Julian Nagelsmann (Germany, Leipzig)
Diego Simeone (Argentina, Atletico Madrid)
Antonio Conte (Italy, Internazionale)
Christophe Galtier (France, Lille)
Yuriy Vernydub (Ukraine, Sheriff)
Renato Gaúcho (Brazil, Flamengo)
Abel Ferreira (Brazil, Palmeiras)
Alexi Stival “Cuca” (Brazil, Atlético Mineiro)
Pitso Mosimane (South Africa/Al Ahly SC team)
Manqoba Mngqithi (South Africa,Mamelodi Sundowns)
Moeni Chaabani (Tunisia, Esp Tunis)
Jim Curtin (USA, Philadelphia Union)
Santiago Solari (Argentina, CF America team)
Javier Aguirre (Mexico, CF Monterrey)
Juan Reynoso (Peru, Cruz Azul team)
Leonardo Jardim (Portugal, Al Hilal FC)
Gi dong Kim (South Korea, Pohang Steelers)

Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul are nominated for the IFFHS Best Player award while Emiliano Martinez is nominated for the best goalkeeper. The winners will be announced at the end of November.


  1. Gallardo not nominated but Abel Ferreira is.. meanwhile Abel Ferreira’s team got absolutely tactically destroyed by Gallardo to the point of pure embarrassment and holding on by their last finger which was VAR. And he admittedly uses Gallardo’s own tactics for his team. Makes you wonder if people even watch the games when they nominate people. I guess it has to do with winning trophies but then why was Poch nominated?

    • my friend all this individual awards doesn t mean anything for me. this is just for have something people to talk about. i don t give a shit.
      As for this Portugal fraud the only i can tell you is that one Greek club kicked him out in less than a year and he go to Brasil where he take a ready team and he only just copy Gallardo.
      Go figure !!!

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