Our Argentine manager, now into his third season at the helm, is one of three Premier League bosses to have been nominated, along with Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Leicester City's title-winning coach Claudio Ranieri.
The full shortlist, chosen by experts from the FIFA Football Committee, comprises:
- Chris Coleman (Wales/Welsh national team)
- Didier Deschamps (France/French national team)
- Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich/Manchester City)
- Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool)
- Luis Enrique (Spain/FC Barcelona)
- Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur)
- Claudio Ranieri (Italy/Leicester City)
- Fernando Santos (Portugal/Portuguese national team)
- Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid)
- Zinédine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)
The winner will be chosen through a combined voting process involving all captains and head coaches of national teams around the globe, plus a select group of over 200 media representatives from the six continents and football fans via an online public ballot.
Voting will run between November 4-22 with the shortlist set to be whittled down to three nominees on December 2.
The winner will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards show on January 9, 2017.