FIFA has broken off from the Ballon d'Or and re-instituted its own awards for 2016. "The Best" honors the top players and managers around the world, and this year's crop of 10 finalists for best manager for men's soccer is quite the list. Between Claudio Ranieri's achievement in leading Leicester City to the Premier League title and Zinedine Zidane stepping in to guide Real Madrid to an 11th Champions League trophy, there are plenty of deserving candidates. Here's who may take home the honors on Jan. 9, 2017, in Zurich.
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