The Premier League on Friday unveiled a list of five finalists for the season’s best coach trophy. Patrick Vieira is among the 11th nominees in the championship along with Crystal Palace. Neither Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea), nor Mikel Arteta (Arsenal).
Will the hegemony of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, who have shared all trophies since 2017 (three for the Spaniard, one for the German), be broken? This Friday, the Premier League unveiled a list of five finalists for the title of best coach of the season. The Manchester City and Liverpool coaches, who are engaged in a fierce battle for the coronation in the league, are clearly among the five named alongside Thomas Frank (Brentford), Eddie Howe (Newcastle) and Patrick Vieira (Crystal Palace). .
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The French technician, who has been on the Eagles bench since last summer, is currently ranked 11th in the championship. Three days from the end, his club already has the same number of points as the previous season, which finished in 14th place. Howe, who arrived in Newcastle in November, managed to retain the Magpies, who had to wait until the 15th day to secure their first win in the league. Frank’s presence comes in his favor to reward a solid season at Brentford, who have been promoted to the Premier League and are currently placed 13th.
Tuchel and Arteta absent from list
There are still some notable absences on this list. Thomas Tuchel, who finished third in the championship with Chelsea or Mikel Arteta, could claim the trophy for bringing Arsenal back into the top 4 for the first time since the 2015–2016 season.
This Friday, the English Championship also unveiled eight lucky winners, who claim the title of player of the season. If the inevitable Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne are present, the absence of Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo poses a handful of challenges.