The Best FIFA Football Awards is set to be decided on September 23, but today FIFA announced the women’s manager candidates for the award.
The back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cup champion announced she’s stepping down as manager on October, but she might be able to win another trophy before leaving.
She is the favorite to win the award.
Milena Bertolini from the Italy national team was also nominated for taking her team to their first Women’s World Cup in two decades.
Other candidates include Peter Gerhardsson, Sweden national team boss; Futoshi Ikeda, Japan U-20 national team leader; and Antonia Is, Spain U-17 national team manager.
Joe Montemurro led Arsenal to win the FA Women’s Super League in England; while Phil Neville took the Lionesses all the way to the Semifinals in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Meanwhile, Reynald Pedros led Lyon women to the treble, winning the league, the cup, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
The last two candidates for the award are Paul Riley from North Carolina Courage, for winning the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League in the US; and Sarina Wiegman, manager of the Netherlands national team.
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