Coleman and Ranieri head Fifa’s coach of the year shortlist

Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman managed Fulham and Real Sociedad on his way to coaching Wales

Wales manager Chris Coleman and Leicester City’s boss Claudio Ranieri are on Fifa’s 10-man nominations shortlist for Men’s Coach of 2016.

Wales made the European Championships semi-finals, their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Ranieri’s Leicester stunned football by winning the 2015-16 Premier League.

Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) are also on the list.

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Other nominations are: Didier Deschamps (France), Luis Enrique (Spain), Fernando Santos (Portugal), Diego Simeone (Argentina) and Zenedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

The award winner will be announced on 9 January, 2017.

It will be decided by a vote split 50% between global players and coaches as well as an online public ballot and 200 members of the media from around the world.

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