Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin finds himself alongside some of the biggest names in soccer after being nominated for the 2021 International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

Last season, Curtin guided the Boys in Blue to the 2020 Supporters' Shield and followed up this season a memorable run as the final MLS club in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League Semifinals. Curtin has guided the Union to second place in the Eastern Conference ahead of Sunday afternoon's Decision Day clash against rival, New York City FC. Kick off from Yankee Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET with coverage on PHL17 and PhiladelphiaUnion.com.

The winner of the 2021 accolade is expected to be announced next month.

Full list of nominees

  • Thomas Tuchel (Germany, Chelsea)
  • Josep Guardiola (Spain, Manchester City)
  • Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina, PSG)
  • Zinedine Zidane (France, Real Madrid)
  • Unai Emeri (Spain, Villarreal)
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Norway, Manchester United)
  • Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany, Bayern)
  • Julian Nagelsmann (Germany, Leipzig)
  • Diego Simeone (Argentina, Atletico Madrid)
  • Antonio Conte (Italy, Internazionale)
  • Christophe Galtier (France, Lille)
  • Yuriy Vernydub (Ukraine, Sheriff)
  • Renato Gaúcho (Brazil, Flamengo)
  • Abel Ferreira (Brazil, Palmeiras)
  • Alexi Stival “Cuca” (Brazil, Atlético Mineiro)
  • Pitso Mosimane (South Africa/Al Ahly SC team)
  • Manqoba Mngqithi (South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • Moeni Chaabani (Tunisia, Esp Tunis)
  • Jim Curtin (USA, Philadelphia Union)
  • Santiago Solari (Argentina, CF America team)
  • Javier Aguirre (Mexico, CF Monterrey)
  • Juan Reynoso (Peru, Cruz Azul team)
  • Leonardo Jardim (Portugal, Al Hilal FC)
  • Gi dong Kim (South Korea, Pohang Steelers)