Chelsea Women boss shortlisted for Fifa award

Chelsea FC Women manager Emma Hayes has been named on the shortlist for The Best Fifa Women’s Coach 2018 award.

Hayes led the Blues to the Women’s Super League and FA Cup double last season.

The other contenders for the award include Englishman Mark Parsons, who guided Portland Thorns to the National Women’s Soccer League championship in the United States.

Other nominees include Wolfsburg coach Stephan Lerch and Dutchwoman Sarina Wiegman, whose Holland team won the Euro 2017 championships on home soil.

The 10 shortlisted candidates were selected by a panel of football experts, with fans now also able to cast their vote until August 10.

The winners of all the categories will be announced at Fifa’s official awards ceremony in London on September 24.