Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane nominated for FIFA Manager of the Year

Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic and Zidane in running for top award

Sport360 staff 2018/09/03

France’s World Cup winning manager Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic and Zinedine Zidane were nominated as the finalists for FIFA’s coach of the year award on Monday.

Deschamps became just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and coach with victory over Dalic’s Croatia in July’s final in Russia.

Zidane was a team-mate of Deschamps when France first won the World Cup in 1998 and is nominated after guiding Real Madrid to a third Champions League in his two-and-a-half year reign at the Bernabeu, before stepping down in June.

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