Sir Alex Ferguson, Jupp Heynckes and Jurgen Klopp were announced as the three nominees for the FIFA Coach of the Year, while Ralf Kellermann, Silvia Neid and Pia Sundhage were announced as the three nominees for the FIFA Women's Coach of the Year 2013 on 9 December 2013.

A shortlist of ten candidates for the FIFA's Women's Coach of the Year, compiled by experts from FIFA's Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and a group of experts from France Football was revealed on Friday 25 October.

Journalists, national coaches and captains will now vote for the winner of FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year from this list.

A list of ten male candidates for the FIFA Coach of the Year award was revealed on 29 October. These will be drawn up by the Committee for Women’s Football and FIFA Women’s World Cup and by the FIFA Football Committee, as well as by a group of experts from France Football.

The voting process will follow that of their counterparts in the women's game.