Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri (pictured) and Wales boss Chris Coleman have been named on the 10-man shortlist for FIFA's coach of the year award.
Here, we look at the achievements of the men in contention.
The Italian stunned the footballing world by guiding Leicester to the Premier League trophy - their first top-flight title - and has since helped the Foxes to the brink of qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Coleman led his country on a remarkable run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, including a memorable win over much-fancied Belgium, at their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.
Pochettino's Spurs threatened to pip Leicester to the title last season before they eventually dropped to third, the club's highest finish in the Premier League era.
The Spaniard helped Bayern win the domestic double in his final season in Munich and, following his summer switch to Manchester, his City side currently top the Premier League table.
Klopp guided Liverpool to the finals of the League Cup and Europa League in his first season in English football and has since seen his side begin the current campaign strongly.
The former World Cup-winning captain almost led Les Bleus to glory on home soil as a manager only to lose the final of Euro 2016 to Portugal.
The 62-year-old oversaw his country's European Championship triumph in France as they recovered from drawing their three group games to beat the hosts in the final courtesy of Eder's extra-time winner.
Enrique led Barca to the domestic double for the second successive season as they retained the LaLiga title and the Copa del Rey.
Zidane's Real, who finished second in LaLiga, lifted the Champions League trophy for the second time in three seasons following a penalty shoot-out victory over city rivals Atletico in Milan.
The Argentinian came within a whisker of helping Atletico claim their first Champions League title before their agonising spot-kick defeat to Real at the San Siro.