Fierce rivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are in a new contest after both Managers were included in the shortlists for the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football awards.
The Chelsea and Arsenal bosses have overtime been seen as enemies and they are now in the race to be named as the best coach in the world-though many see the duo as outsiders in the rich list FIFA and France Football on Tuesday announced.
Five years ago, Mourinho won the coveted Coach’s Award after winning back-to-back Serie A titles with Inter Milan, as well as the Coppa Italia and Champions League, while Wenger has never taken home the gong.
Enrique is the favourite to win the prize after he helped Barcelona claim La Liga glory, the Champions League, and the Copa del Rey last season
The following ten coaches (in alphabetical order) are in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football 2015:
Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus), Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid), Laurent Blanc (France/Paris Saint-Germain), Unai Emery (Spain/Sevilla FC), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich), Luis Enrique Martínez (Spain/FC Barcelona), José Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea), Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina/Chilean national team), Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal).