Lionel Scaloni, Marcelo Gallardo nominated for Best coach in America


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni and River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo are both nominated for the best coach in South America award.

The award is given by Uruguayan newspaper El País where there are two other Argentine coaches that have been nominated. Along with Scaloni and Gallardo, there’s Ecuadorian national team coach Gustavo Alfaro and Juan Pablo Vojvoda of Fortaleza that are among the eight nominees.

Lionel Scaloni won the Copa America as he coached Argentina to their first trophy in 28 years. In addition, his team is already qualified for the 2022 World Cup.

Marcelo Gallardo has won the award the last three years and would be the first coach to win it four years in a row. He won the Argentina Supercopa, the league and the Trofeo de Campeones with River Plate.

Here are the other coaches that have been nominated:

Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate)
Lionel Scaloni (Argentina national team coach)
Abel Ferreira (Palmeiras)
Juan Reynoso (Cruz Azul)
Gustavo Alfaro (Ecuador national team coach)
Juan Pablo Vojvoda (Fortaleza)
Cuca (Atlético Mineiro)
Tite (Brazil national team coach)


  1. Scaloni has turned our inexperienced players playing for midtable clubs into Copa winners and World cup contenders. Under his predecessor Sampaoli, every time our opposition attacked , I would feel like we would concede , like current PSG team , but now we kind of know that our defense will find a way to to break that attack! Beside defense, he has also revolutionized our attacking game. The way we press, I can’t wait to play against the overrated European power houses. Winner of best coach in South America should be a no-brainer, Lionel Scaloni!!

  2. I would be fine with either Scaloni or Gallardo winning but if somehow Alfaro wins that would be a bit of a joke. Yes he is likely taking Ecuador to the world cup but his style is boring and defensive.

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