The winner of this award will be chosen by a process involving national team coaches, captains, selected media and the fans. The nominees in alphabetical order below.

1. Massimiliano Allegri (ITA – Juventus)

2. Carlo Ancelotti (ITA – FC Bayern Munich)

3. Antonio Conte (ITA – Chelsea)

4.Luis Enrique (ESP – FC Barcelona)

5. Pep Guardiola (ESP – Manchester City)

6. Leonardo Jardim (POR – AS Monaco)

7. Joachim Low (GER – German national team)

8. Jose Mourinho (POR – Manchester United)

9. Mauricio Pochettino (ARG – Tottenham Hotspur)

10. Diego Simeone (ARG – Atlético Madrid)

11. Tite (BRA – Brazilian national team)

12. Zinedine Zidane (FRA – Real Madrid)