Following the unprecedented feats of both players and head coaches at the Women’s World Cup 2023, UEFA has announced the coach of the year 2023.
Following Europe’s active participation and dominance at the Women’s World Cup, UEFA revealed the Head Coach of the Year 2023 today, Thursday, August 31, 2023, during its award event.
The following are the nominees for Women’s Coach of the Year 2023:
Jonatan Giraldez (Barcelona)
Jorge Vilda (Spain)
Sarina Wiegman (England)
Shortlist: 4th Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden: 62 points), 5th Emma Hayes (Chelsea: 56), 6th Alessandro Spugna (Roma: 12), 7th Jonas Eidevall (Arsenal: 11), 8th Tommy Stroot (Wolfsburg: 9) 9th Sonia Bompastor (Lyon: 7), 10th Marc Skinner (Man United: 0)
Sarina Wiegman is a strong chance to preserve her lead in the women’s category.
However, England’s World Cup final loss to Spain, led by fellow contender Jorge Vilda, may have harmed her chances.
The dominance of Spanish football in the women’s game was highlighted when Barcelona earned the Liga F title with an overwhelming performance, winning 28 of 30 matches.
Under Jonatan Giraldez’s leadership, the team overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Wolfsburg 3-2 in the Champions League final, establishing him as a viable contender to round out this trio of hopefuls.
Sarina Wiegman was named Women’s Coach of the Year after an outstanding performance with England at the Euros 2022 and World Cup 2023.