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FIFA Best Coach Award: Meet The Finalists

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The finalists for the annual FIFA  best coach award have been announced, in recognition of their outstanding achievement in the course of 1 year.

The winner for this category would be announced in a FIFA ceremony in London on 24 September.

Zinedine Zidane who coached Real Madrid to an unprecedented Champions League treble is the front runner for the award while his former team mate ,Didier Deschamps, during his playing days is also running for the award having led France to their first world cup trophy in 20 years.

Croatia’s coach, Zlatko Dalic, is also in the running, having  taken Croatia to their first ever World cup final.

See the details of the nominees below:

Zlatko Dalic
CRO
Zlatko Dalic

CROATIA NATIONAL TEAM

  • Took Croatia to their first FIFA World Cup Final
  • Led them to historic match in Moscow after just nine months in the job
  • Were one of only three teams to secure three group wins
Didier Deschamps
FRA
Didier Deschamps

FRANCE NATIONAL TEAM

  • Won the FIFA World Cup
  • Became only the third man to do so as a player and coach
  • Has taken charge of more games for France than anyone else
FRA
Zinedine Zidane

REAL MADRID

  • Clinched a third-straight UEFA Champions League title
  • Became first coach to win three in a row
  • Left Real Madrid with a 70 per cent win ratio

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Premier League Reveals When Fans Will Return To Stadium

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The Premier League has said it is optimistic that “we will see fans back in the stadiums next season”. However, the crowds are likely to return “on a phased basis”.

Football will resume on June 17, following a three-month shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Games will be played behind closed doors at venues yet to be decided.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters, said: “No one knows when matches will move away from the behind-closed-doors model and it is right to have contingency plans in place, but there is optimism at the Premier League and at clubs that we will see fans back in the stadiums next season and it may happen on a phased basis.

Masters also disclosed that some of the remaining matches in this season’s competition could be played at neutral venues. However, a decision on that will be reached by the end of next week.

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English Premier League Set To Resume June 17

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English premiership

The English Premier League (EPL) season is set to resume on June 17, with games between Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United.

According to reports, the matches are the two games in hand before a complete fixture list would then be played from June 19 to 21.

Also Read: English Premier League Clubs Vote For Return To Contact Training

Recall that on Wednesday, all the 20 clubs in the league vote unanimously to begin contact training.

Germany’s Bundesliga resumed earlier this month and La Liga in Spain hopes to return from June 11.

No matches have been played since Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9.

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Man Utd Manager, Solskjaer Hopes Ighalo Will Stay With Team

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Man-U Manager, Ole Gunner Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he hopes January signing, Odion Ighalo will stay at the club should the Premier League season restart next month.

Former Super Eagles forward, Ighalo, was signed from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January, but his short-term deal expires at the end of May.

Despite United’s interest in extending Ighalo’s stay, Shanghai is reportedly keen for him to return to China for the start of their season.

READ ALSO –EPL: Deal To Keep Ighalo At Man United Very Close: Agent

“The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” Solskjaer said.

“We’re in dialogue and hopefully (he can stay). They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allow him to play for his dream club. It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two. But at the moment nothing’s been agreed yet. Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see.”

Ighalo scored four goals in three starts and made eight appearances in total for United.

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