The German trio Hansi Flick, Jürgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann have been shortlisted for the UEFA Men's Coach of the Year 2019/20.
UEFA Player of the Year nominees
The winner will be named alongside the UEFA Men's and Women's Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners during the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 draw ceremony in Geneva on Thursday 1 October. The next day, the UEFA Europa League player of the season will be announced.
Candidates for UEFA Men's Coach of the Year
Hansi Flick (Bayern)
Bayern were fourth in the Bundesliga when Flick took over in November; a 20-match winning streak meant the German giants completed a triple match.
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Organized an unstoppable march of the "Reds" to the first title of the champion of England in the top division in three decades. Liverpool finished 18 points ahead of their success in the UEFA Super Cup.
Julian Nagelsmann (RB Leipzig)
At 33, he became the youngest coach to win a UEFA Champions League knockout stage, leading RB Leipzig to their first semi-final.
The rest of the dozen
4. Thomas Touchel (Paris Saint-Germain) - 76 points
5 Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta) - 68 points
6. Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla) - 57 points
7 Rudy Garcia (Lyon) - 32 points
8 Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) - 25 points
9 Josep Guardiola (Manchester City) - 11 points
10 Antonio Conte (Inter) - 9 points
What is the UEFA Men's Coach of the Year award?
For this award, European coaches, regardless of nationality, were judged by their performance throughout the season in all competitions - both national and international - at the club or national team level.
How were the trainers selected?
A shortlist of three coaches was selected by a jury that included 80 coaches from clubs from the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stages (32) and the UEFA Europa League (48), as well as 55 journalists selected by the European Union. Sports Media Group (ESM), one from each UEFA member association.
The jury selected the three best coaches, the first of whom received five points, the second three and the third. Coaches were not allowed to vote for themselves.