UEFA nominees for Men’s Coach of the Year 2022/2023
UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year
For the men’s coach of the year award, an initial shortlist of coaches was also provided by the UEFA technical study group.
Similarly to the player’s award, the top three nominees were voted for by a jury composed of the coaches of the clubs which played in the group stages of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League.
Together with the coaches of the men’s national teams of UEFA’s member associations. A group of journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) were also part of the jury.
The three coaches who received the most points are, in alphabetical order:
Josep GUARDIOLA (Spain – Manchester City FC)
Simone INZAGHI (Italy – FC Internazionale Milano)
Luciano SPALLETTI (Italy – SSC Napoli)
In the managerial category, Guardiola faces competition from Italian pairing Luciano Spalletti and Simone Inzaghi.
Manchester City’s boss guided them to a third consecutive Premier League title, an FA Cup, and their first-ever Champions League trophy, all while playing beautiful and innovative football.
Spalletti led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years with 90 points and nurtured stars such as Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Victor Osimhen, and Kim Min-jae into some of Europe’s best.
Inzaghi steered Inter Milan to the Champions League final, where they lost to City, while winning the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. Inter came third in Serie A behind Napoli and Lazio. The winners will be announced on August 31 at the Champions League group stage draw.