Klopp up for FIFA Best Men's Coach of the Year award
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jul 26, 2018,
Jul 26, 2018, 1:37
Other inclusions are Lionel Messi, Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann - while Neymar is the big name exclusion from the list following his injury-hit campaign for PSG, along with his diving antics at the World Cup.
World Cup victor Didier Deschamps of France also makes the 10-man coach shortlist, along with Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, whose side knocked England out before finishing runners-up in Russian Federation.
Southgate guided England to their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years in Russian Federation this year with a young squad before eventually finishing fourth behind Belgium, whose coach Roberto Martinez also makes the 10-strong shortlist. Unsurprisingly, the World Cup in Russian Federation played a big part in this year's shortlist.
Croatia skipper Luka Modric and French tyro Kylian Mbappe, who both picked up individual awards at the World Cup, will be hoping to break the La Liga duopoly on major global indvidiual awards. His 15 goals - five more than anyone else - helped Los Blancos win the trophy for a third successive season.
Later Tuesday, FIFA publishes candidate lists for the men's and women's best player awards.
Fans from around the world will now also be able to cast their vote until August 10, with the winners of all the categories announced at FIFA's official awards ceremony in London on September 24.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is on the list despite finishing fourth in the Premier League, with his side's thrilling run to the Champions League final rewarded.
But his season ended in disappointment when he was injured in the first half of Liverpool's 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final, and was then unable to prevent Egypt from sliding to three successive defeats at the World Cup in Russian Federation.