FIFA BEST COACH

Zidane, Santos and Ranieri nominated for FIFA Best Coach

The Real Madrid, Leicester City and Portugal managers have been named as the three coaches to compete for the FIFA Best Coach 2016 award, with the winner announced on January 9. Juventus-Real Madrid live

Fernando Santos, Zinedine Zidane y Claudio Ranieri.

Zinedine Zidane, Claudio Ranieri and Fernando Santos have been announced as the three coaches to be nominated for the Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016 award after initially being named on the 10-man shortlist.

The contenders

Real Madrid coach Zidane led Los Blancos to the Champions League Trophy in May after only five months in charge of the club, while Ranieri defied 5000-1 odds to take his Leicester City side to the Premier League title in one the greatest upsets in football history.

Ranieri, Santos and Zidane

Portugal coach Santos will also be a strong contender after the nation won the European Championship for the first time in their history in July.

Winner announced on January 9

The winner, to be announced on January 9, will be decided by votes of captains and head coaches of national teams around the globe, an online public ballot with football fans and submissions from a selected group of over 200 media representatives.