- Thomas Tuchel has been named alongside two other managers in a shortlist for the UEFA Men’s Coach of the year
- The Chelsea manager who arrived at Stamford Bridge in the latter stages of last season will go head-to-head with Pep Guardiola and Roberto Mancini for the prize
- While Guardiola guided Manchester City to the Premier League glory, Mancini led Italy to win the European championship
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The European football governing body UEFA has announced the final three-man shortlist for Men’s Coach of the Year Award.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Italy national football team coach Roberto Mancini will now battle for the coveted UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year Award.
UEFA made the announcement in a post through their official website.
“The award winners will be announced at the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, August 26, at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
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“Guardiola led Man City to win the English Premier League last season, while Mancini won the Euro 2020 with Italy and Tuchel won the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea.”
The rest of the top ten via UEFA
4 Unai Emery (Villarreal)
5 Diego Simeone (Atlético de Madrid)
6 Antonio Conte (Internazionale, now free agent)
7 Gareth Southgate (England) – 18 points
8 Christophe Galtier (LOSC Lille, now at Nice)
9 Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Manchester United)
10 Kasper Hjulmand (Denmark)
Who are the nominees for Men’s Player of the Year Award?
On the other hand, Kevin de Bruyne, N'Golo Kante and Jorginho have been nominated for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2020/21 award.
It will be the first time three midfielders will be selected for the coveted individual accolade since its inception.
The Champions League positional awards will also be given out to the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker.
The UEFA Europa League Player of the Season for last season will be announced the following day.
Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second after defeating Man City in the final of the competition last season.
Pedro leaves Roma to join Lazio
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Spanish forward Pedro has parted ways with Italian giants Roma to join Serie A rivals Lazio having undergone medical examinations in Paideia, IlMessagero reports.
The 34-year-old has been handed the number 9 shirt at his new club as reports say he will be in action under the orders of Maurizio Sarri with his new teammates.
Pedro is in perfect shape and Sarri will now evaluate his condition and, if there are no hitches, the player will be on the bench in Empoli on Saturday.