Sir Alex Ferguson, FIFA Ballon d’Or
FIFA Ballon d’Or Candidate – Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United
Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson is one of 10 football managers named by FIFA’s Football Committee and a group of experts from France Football as top contenders for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award. The three names with the most votes will be announced in early December, with the winner due to be crowned in January.
Jupp Heynckes is favored to win the accolade having guided his former club, Bayern Munich, to their treble-winning campaign in 2013.
Premier League managers Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and the recently departed Rafael Benitez are also on the shortlist. Former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova was not on the list despite the Catalan’s La Liga triumph last season.
Here is the shortlist for coaches:
2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or Candidates
Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain FC/Real Madrid CF), Rafael Benítez (Spain/Chelsea FC/SSC Napoli), Antonio Conte (Italy/Juventus), Vicente Del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United FC former coach), Jupp Heynckes (Germany/FC Bayern München former coach), Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), José Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid CF/Chelsea FC), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil/Brazil national team), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal FC).
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