The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 24 September 2018, London

The Best FIFA Women's Coach

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Voting for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2018 closed on 10 August. The fan vote will now play an equal part in deciding the winner as three other key sections of the football community – namely coaches and captains from national teams and journalists.

The three finalists will be revealed on 3 September. Come back then to see if you helped your favourites be in the running for the trophy in London on 24 September!

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The Candidates
ENG
Emma HAYES
Emma HAYES

CHELSEA

Guided Chelsea Women to league and cup double

The Blues went undefeated through the FA Women’s Super League campaign

Saw her side through to UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-finals

Emma HAYES
GER
Stephan LERCH
Stephan LERCH

VFL WOLFSBURG

Oversaw a league and cup double for VfL Wolfsburg Women

Saw Die Wölfinnen to the UEFA Women’s Champions League final

Came close to treble in debut season in charge of German giants

Stephan LERCH
ENG
Mark PARSONS
Mark PARSONS

PORTLAND THORNS

Guided his team to victory in the 2017 NWSL Championship

Thorns finished second in league standings, emerged victorious in play-offs

Defeated North Carolina Courage – NWSL Shield winners – in play-off final

Mark PARSONS
FRA
PEDROS Reynald
PEDROS Reynald

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS

Saw his side to league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double

Lyon were unbeaten in the Division 1 Feminine

Also guided the team to the Coupe de France Feminine final

PEDROS Reynald
AUS
STAJCIC Alen
STAJCIC Alen

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

Guided Australia to AFC Women’s Asian Cup final

Side beaten just twice in 14 games during 2017/18 season

Matildas recorded victories against Brazil and China PR

STAJCIC Alen
JPN
TAKAKURA Asako
TAKAKURA Asako

JAPANESE NATIONAL TEAM

Guided Nadeshiko to the AFC Women’s Asian Cup title

Defeated Australia in the final to lift the trophy

Her side conceded just twice in five games en route to victory

TAKAKURA Asako
BRA
VADAO
VADAO

BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM

Oversaw victory in 2018 Copa America Femenina

As Canarinhas won all seven games en route to trophy, scoring 31 goals

Title confirmed passage to FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

VADAO
ESP
VILDA Jorge
VILDA Jorge

SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM

Guided Spain to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

Side won first six group games, scoring 17 and conceding just once

La Roja also won 2018 Cyprus Cup, ahead of Italy, Korea DPR and Switzerland

VILDA Jorge
GER
VOSS-TECKLENBURG Martina
VOSS-TECKLENBURG Martina

SWISS NATIONAL TEAM

Switzerland made flying start to qualifying for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

La Nati won first six games, scoring 20 and conceding just three

Swiss finished fourth at 2018 Cyprus Cup

VOSS-TECKLENBURG Martina
NED
WIEGMAN Sarina
WIEGMAN Sarina

DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM

Dutch make undefeated start to Women’s World Cup qualifying

Leeuwinnen scored 21 without conceding in first seven games on road to France 2019

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017 led her side to Algarve Cup final

WIEGMAN Sarina