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2022 UEFA Men’s Coach Of The Year Nominees

Here are the final three nominees for the 2022 UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award.

2022 UEFA Men's Coach Of The Year Nominees

Carlo Ancelotti, Josep Guardiola, and Jürgen Klopp are the top three nominees for the 2021/22 UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award.

The winner will be named – along with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and Women’s Player and Coach of the Year – during the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday 25 August.

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year nominees (in alphabetical order)

Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
The Italian returned to the club last summer and won the Spanish Liga before becoming the first coach to win the European Cup/Champions League for a fourth time after leading Madrid to glory in 2022 final in Paris.

Josep Guardiola (Manchester City)
The 51-year-old Spanish coach made it four Premier League titles in his last five seasons at the City helm, his swashbuckling side seemingly destined for a second straight Champions League final until a dramatic turnaround in Madrid.

Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool)
The German coach had his team dreaming of a quadruple until the final stages of the season, Liverpool eventually winning the FA Cup and League Cup in England and finishing runners-up in the Premier League and Champions League.

The rest of the top six
4 Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 75 points
5 Unai Emery (Villarreal) – 74 points
6 José Mourinho (Roma) – 51 points

What is the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award?

For this award, coaches in Europe, irrespective of nationality, have been judged in regard to their impact over the whole season in all competitions – both domestically and internationally – at either club or national team level.

How were the coaches shortlisted?

An initial shortlist of six coaches was selected by UEFA’s technical study group.

The top three nominees were voted by a jury comprising the following:

• The clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League

• A group of journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM)

Jury members chose their top three coaches, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. Coaches were not allowed to vote for themselves.

2022 UEFA Men's Coach Of The Year Nominees
The UEFA Best Award Trophy

The other award nominees

Men’s Player of the Year: Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne

Last year’s winner

Thomas Tuchel won the 2020/21 UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award after orchestrating a sensational turnaround at Chelsea. He replaced Frank Lampard on 26 January and led the west London side to their second Champions League title, becoming the first coach to reach successive finals with different clubs having been a runner-up with Paris in 2019/20.

2022 UEFA Men’s Coach Of The Year Nominees – Source: UEFA.com

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