Tottenham senior man shortlisted for FIFA award
By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017 award.
The footballing governing body confirmed the shortlist on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 17, 2017
The 45-year-old manager was nominated alongside fellow Premier League managers Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Enrique, Leonardo Jardim, Joachim Low, Diego Simeone, Tite and Zinedine Zidane completed the glittering list of top managers in the world of football.
Pochettino enjoyed a fantastic third successive campaign at White Hart Lane last season as he guided his Spurs side to a second-placed finish in the Premier League for the first time in their history.
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Tottenham remained unbeaten at home throughout the 2016-17 campaign and they finished above their bitter rivals Arsenal in the league table for the first time since 1995.
The Argentine also led Spurs to an FA Cup semi final for the first time in five years where they were beaten 4-2 by league rivals Chelsea.
After his impressive exploits with the side last season, Pochettino became the first Spurs manager to secure back-to-back Champions League qualification in the Premier League era.
The North London club enjoyed a fine start to this new campaign under the Argentine with a opening day victory away at Newcastle United last weekend.
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