The Premier League unveiled the list of five finalists for the trophy for best coach of the season on Friday. Patrick Vieira, 11th in the championship with Crystal Palace, is among the nominees. Not Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea), nor Mikel Arteta (Arsenal).
Will the hegemony of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp, who have shared all the trophies since 2017 (three for the Spaniard, one for the German), be broken? This Friday, the Premier League unveiled the list of five finalists for the title of best coach of the season. The coaches of Manchester City and Liverpool, who are engaged in a fierce fight for the coronation in the league, are obviously 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 11th in the championship. Three days from the end, his club already has as many points as last season, which ended in 14th place. Howe, who arrived in Newcastle in November, managed to maintain the Magpies, who nevertheless had to wait until the 15th day to achieve their first victory in the league. The presence of Frank comes on his side to reward the solid season of Brentford, promoted and current 13th in the Premier League.
Tuchel and Arteta absent from the list
This list still contains some notable absences. Thomas Tuchel, 3rd in the championship with Chelsea, or Mikel Arteta, on his way to bringing Arsenal back to the top 4 for the first time since the 2015-2016 season, could have claimed this trophy.
This Friday, the English championship also unveiled the eight lucky winners who claim the title of best player of the season. If the inevitable Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne are present, the absence of Sadio Mané, and that of Cristiano Ronaldo to a lesser extent, challenges.