19 August 2021 The echo of the victory, on 11 July last, of the final of the European football championships is still in the air and the candidacy of Jorginho, midfielder of the Azzurri, and Roberto Mancini, coach of the National team, for the Uefa award, respectively, arrives. footballer and coach of the year 2020-2021.

The winners will be announced during the 2021-2022 Champions League group stage draw, scheduled for Thursday 26 August in Istanbul.

The candidate players, voted by a jury of 55 journalists, all play in the Premier League and are: Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium-Manchester City), Jorginho (Italy-Chelsea) and N'Golo Kanté (France-Chelsea).

The finalists of the "Uefa Men's Coach of the Year" award are Josep Guardiola (Manchester City), Roberto Mancini (Italy) and Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea), voted by the 24 colleagues participating in Euro 2020, plus 80 on the benches of the teams involved in the European cups.

In the top ten of the technicians also Antonio Conte (winner of the Scudetto with Inter last season), in sixth place.