Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp up for UEFA award, but Mohamed Salah overlooked again despite Champions League master class.
Mohamed Salah is not on the three-player shortlist for the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award, which has been nominated for Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool.
The Reds’ manager was honored for his work during the previous season, which saw Liverpool come within two games of completing an unheard-of quadruple of trophies.
In both domestic cup competitions, Klopp led Liverpool to victory, and his squad finished second in the Premier League, one point behind Man City, the eventual champion.
On a night that was overshadowed by the upsetting events outside the stadium before and after the match, Liverpool was defeated 1-0 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
The manager is up for the award alongside Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, whose Man City squad won four league titles in five seasons but lost in the Champions League once more.
The Reds faced Guardiola’s City team three times last season; they drew both league meetings and defeated them at Wembley in the FA Cup semifinals.
The other candidate is Carlo Ancelotti, who in his first year back at the Santiago Bernabeu won both the Champions League and La Liga.
Despite contributing two assists and eight goals to the Reds’ run to the championship, Salah was not given the Men’s Player of the Year award this year.
Instead, the three players nominated are Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, and Karim Benzema.
Salah was surpassed by Sadio Mane, a former Liverpool player who is now a member of Bayern Munich, in the list of nominees, with the top seven players being Robert Lewandowski, Luka Modric, Mane, and Salah.
Other Liverpool players who made the top 15 were Fabinho (ranked 15th), Trent Alexander-Arnold (ranked 14th), and Virgil van Dijk (10th).
On Thursday, August 25, the winners will be announced at the Champions League group stage draw ceremony.
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