By Dominic Toner
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been nominated for FIFA’s Best Men’s Coach of 2016.
The International Federation of Association Football has comprised a shortlist of managers, which will be voted for by both captains and head coaches, including an online ballot by fans and 200 media representatives from six continents.
The Argentinian is on a 10-man list alongside some of the best managers in the world, including Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Claudio Ranieri from the Premier League.
Chris Coleman, Didier Deschamps and Fernando Santos are also included following their successes with their national teams at the European Championships.
Luis Enrique, Diego Simeone and Zinedine Zidane are the final managers shortlisted and represent the three major teams in Spanish football of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Pochettino, 44, enjoyed a great season at White Hart Lane and has been noticed for his achievement.
FIFA announced their 10-man shortlist on their official Twitter account.
Pochettino helped Spurs mount a serious title challenge last season and has become a big hit with the club’s supporters.
The north London club were competing for their first ever Premier League success, but were edged out by unlikely winners Leicester in the latter stages of the season.
Spurs put up a huge fight with the Foxes for the title, before being pipped to second by bitter rivals Arsenal on the last day of the season.
Pochettino’s side have begun to match his attacking and hard working philosophy, something which has seen his side begin the new campaign in good form.
Spurs are currently the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and are just three points adrift of current leaders Manchester City.
Pochettino was appointed the Spurs manager in 2014 and has helped them transform into a top side in England, with the club also competing in the Champions League this season.
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