Chris Coleman and Claudio Ranieri on Fifa coach shortlist

Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman managed Fulham and Real Sociedad on his way to coaching Wales

Wales manager Chris Coleman and Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri have been nominated for Fifa's coach of the year award.

Wales reached the European Championship semi-finals, their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

Ranieri's Leicester stunned football by winning the 2015-16 Premier League.

Pep Guardiola (now Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) are also on the list.

Other nominations are Didier Deschamps (France), Luis Enrique (Spain), Fernando Santos (Portugal), Diego Simeone (Argentina) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

The award winner will be announced on 9 January, 2017.

It will be decided by a combination of votes from players, coaches, fans and media worldwide.

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