Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi shortlisted for coach of the year

Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi shortlisted for coach of the year
Djamel Belmadi, head coach of Algeria celebrates with players during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Final match between Senegal and Algeria at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 19 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Aug 01, 2019. 12:15

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has been nominated in the best men’s coach category at The Best FIFA Football Awards.

The Fennec Foxes mentor led his team to glory at the recently-completed Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where they defeated Senegal 1-0 in the final to claim their second continental crown.

Belmadi finds himself alongside some of the game’s biggest names, as his fellow nominees include the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Didier Deschamps.

In the women’s coaching category England manager Phil Neville and US head coach Jill Ellis (who led the Americans to a second successive World Cup title and recently announced that she would be stepping down from the role) lead the nominees.

The public will vote from the shortlists in each category, with the winners revealed on 23 September.

Full women’s coaches shortlist:

Phil Neville, England

Jill Ellis, United States

Milena Bertolini, Italy

Peter Gerhardsson, Sweden

Futoshi Ikeda, Japan

Antonia Is, Spain

Joe Montemurro, Arsenal

Reynald Pedros, Lyon

Paul Riley, North Carolina Courage

Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands

Full men’s coaches shortlist:

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham

Djamel Belmadi, Algeria

Didier Deschamps, France

Marcelo Gallardo, River Plate

Ricardo Gareca, Peru

Fernando Santos, Portugal

Erik Ten Hag, Ajax

Tite, Brazil

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