Luis Enrique vies with Allegri for Coach of the Year

The Spaniard is the favourite to win the award in 2015 after leading Barcelona to the treble, although he faces strong competition from his Juventus counterpart

Last season’s Champions League final opponents Luis Enrique and Massimiliano Allegri have been named on the 10-man shortlist for the 2015 Fifa World Coach of the Year award.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique guided Barcelona to Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey glory in his first season in charge at Camp Nou, and appears to be the favourite to claim the individual award following his side’s remarkable treble.

Allegri could be the Spaniard’s closest rival after winning the Serie A and Coppa Italia double with Juventus, while also making the Champions League final in what was his first campaign at the helm of the Bianconeri .

The duo face competition from Paris Saint-Germain’s Laurent Blanc after he guided the Parc des Princes side to four domestic trophies, while Chile trainer Jorge Sampaoli is a candidate courtesy of his team’s Copa America win – the first in the nation’s history.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola and Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho have made the list after winning the Bundesliga and the Premier League respectively.

Sevilla’s Unai Emery has been rewarded with a place on the short list as well following his side’s victorious Europa League campaign, in which the Andalucians successfully defended their crown.

Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger complete the shortlist.

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