Spaniard Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) and Italians Simone Inzaghi (Inter Milan) and Luciano Spalletti (Naples)), are the three final candidates for the best coach award at 'The Best' awards gala, organized by FIFA and which will take place on January 15th.

Guardiola led the 'Blue sky' to the greatest successes in its history, by managing to win within the established deadline, between December 19, 2022 and August 20, 2023, the Premier, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the European Super Cup.

Five coaches were initially appointed, chosen by a panel of experts. But an international jury made up of national team coaches, captains, journalists and fans chose the aforementioned trio and fellow Spaniard Xavi Hernández, Barcelona coach, and Australian Ange Postecoglou were left with no options due to their time at Celtic.

Guardiola, second in 'The Best' in 2019, after the German Jurgen Klopp and third in 2021 and 2022, seems favorite against Inzaghi, whose team they defeated in the Champions League final, as well as winning the Italian Cup and Super Cup, and Spalletti, who led Napoli to the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years.