Didier Deshamps backed for coach award

French coach Didier Deschamps is firm favourite to be named FIFA Coach of the Year.

Deschamps guided his country to World Cup victory in Russia and in-so-doing became the third person to win a World Cup Final as a player and manager.

Deschamps is rate at Evens to take the award ahead of Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola – whose side convincingly claimed the Premier League, and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane – who guided them to an unprecedented third straight Champions League title.

England boss Gareth Southgate is also nominated after guiding the Three Lions to the semi-finals in Russia.

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic, whose side beat England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, and Russia’s Stanislav Cherchesov are also nominated along with Belgium’s Roberto Martinez.

The others nominated are Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus – whose domination of Serie A continued, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp who took his team to the Champions League final, Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde and Diego Simeone – whose Atletico Madrid side captured the Europa League.

The Bookmakers are convinced that Deschamps will be taking home the award which is presented in London in September.

Paddy Power commented: “Yeah, sure, Didier Deschamps won a World Cup. But Gareth Southgate reunited an entire nation. And Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid with a mic drop.

“We make Deschamps the clear favourite. Which would at least mix it up from Pep winning everything.”

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