Emma Hayes on The Best FIFA Women’s Coach award shortlist

Chelsea ladies manager Emma Hayes has been named on the 10-person shortlist for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach award 2018.

Hayes completed the double with Chelsea last season – winning the Women’s Super League and FA Cup – but will now take a break from football after giving birth to a baby boy in May.

She had been linked with the vacant England role following Mark Sampson’s departure but instead opted to sign a new three-year deal with Chelsea in October 2017.

Lyon boss Reynald Pedros has also been included in the shortlist after guiding the club to their third consecutive Champions League title, fifth in total, as well as their 16th league crown.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of experts in women’s football, based on their achievements during the period 7 August 2017 until 24 May 2018.

Supporters can vote for their choice of who deserves to be crowned The Best FIFA Women’s Coach online. Fans’ selections will be evenly weighted alongside votes from journalists along with national team coaches and captains.


Emma Hayes (ENG) – Chelsea Ladies
Stephan Lerch (GER) – VfL Wolfsburg
Mark Parsons (USA) – Portland Thorns
Reynald Pedros (FRA) – Olympique Lyonnais
Alen Stajcic (AUS) – Australia national team
Asako Takakura (JPN) – Japan national team
Vadao (BRA) – Brazil national team
Jorge Vilda (ESP) – Spain national team
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (GER) – Switzerland national team
Sarina Wiegman (NED) – Netherlands national team

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