Tite Nominated for FIFA World Coach of the Year
Brazil coach Tite has been nominated for FIFA’s World Coach of the Year award. The Seleção boss has overseen an incredible 12 months in charge of the Brazilian national team, winning all of his competitive matches.
Brazil have already qualified for Russia 2018 and Tite’s efforts have been recognised by a FIFA committee that judged performances between November 2016 and July 2017. Tite makes the 11-strong shortlist and is the only coach on the list that does not work in Europe.
Tite will go up against Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern Munich), Antonio Conte (Chelsea), Luis Enrique (former Barcelona), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Leonardo Jardim (Monaco), Joachim Low (Germany), José Mourinho (Manchester United), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).
Captains and coaches of each nation will now have the opportunity to cast their vote from the 11 man shortlist, with the winner announced at a ceremony in London on October 23rd.