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Thomas Wörle nominated for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016

The Bayern Munich coach gets recognized for outstanding work.

FC Bayern Muenchen v 1899 Hoffenheim - Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich Frauen manager Thomas Wörle has been named to the 10 person shortlist for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016. He’s one of two club managers named to the shortlist alongside Lyon’s Gerard Precheur.

Wörle led Bayern to their second consecutive Frauen Bundesliga championship during the 2015-16 season, finishing the season with only one loss. In cup competitions, they were eliminated from the semifinals of the DFB Pokal and were knocked out of the UEFA Women’s Champions League on away goals in the Round of 32.

The award has been given out since 2010 with previous winners Silvia Neid (2010, 2013), Norio Sasaki (2011), Pia Sundhage (2012), Ralf Kellermann (2013), and Jill Ellis (2014).

With Germany winning the 2016 Olympics in Brazil over the summer, it’s very likely that Silvia Neid will win the award as she steps away from the international game after an eleven year stint in charge of Germany.

The winner will be announced on January 9 2017 at The Best FIFA Football Awards show.

Here are the full list of candidates:

Philippe Bergeroo (France National Team)
Jill Ellis (USA National Team)
John Herdman (Canada National Team)
Silvia Neid (Germany National Team)
Vera Pauw (South Africa National Team)
Gerard Precheur (Olympique Lyonnais)
Pia Sundhage (Sweden National Team)
Oswaldo Vadao (Brazil National Team)
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Switzerland National Team)
Thomas Wörle (Bayern Munich)

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