The Croatian national football team's coach Zlatko Dalić is among the 11 nominees nominated for the best coach of the year at the choice of the International Football Federation (FIFA) thanks to taking Croatia to the finals of the World Cup in Russia.
The special committee of FIFA's legends chose 11 candidates for this award, which last year was won by former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, and Zidane will be one of Dalić's counter-candidates for this year's prize. Along with Dalić and Zidane is Juventus’s Massimiliano Allegri, Russian manager Stanislav Čerčesov, Frenchman Didier Deschamps, Manchester City coach Jose Guardiola, Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp, Belgian manager Roberto Martinez, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, English manager Gareth Southgate and Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.
The list was put together by former players and coaches Sami Al-Jaber (Saudi Arabia), Emmanuel Amunike (Nigeria), Frank Lampard (England), Cha Bum Kun (South Korea), Fabio Capello and Alessandro Nesta (both Italy), Didier Drogba, Lothar Matthaeus (Germany), Andy Roxburgh (Scotland), Wynton Rufer (New Zealand), Kaka, Ronaldo, Carlos Alberto Parreira (all Brazil).
The best trainer can be voted on the official website of FIFA (www.fifa.com), and the votes of fans will be equally valued as the votes of journalists and the national team captains.