Ligue 1 Awards: Pochettino omitted from Manager of the Season nominees

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has been removed from the Season Manager awards.

The five-man shortlist includes Nice manager Christophe Galtier, Bruno Genesio of Rennes, Antoine Compoire of Nantes, Julien Stéphane of Strasbourg and Jorge Sampaoli of Marseille.

After 35 rounds of the French championship, Paris Saint-Germain took first place in the standings with 79 points. Marseille is second with 65 points, while Rennes is third with 62 points.

First League Candidates

Best player in the French league: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Lucas Paqueta (OL), Dimitri Payet (OM), Martin Terrier (25, Stade Rennes)

Best goalkeeper in the French league: Pau Lopez (OM), Matz Sells (RC Strasbourg Alsace), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Alban Lafont (Nantes), Walter Benitez (OGC Nice)

Ligue 1’s best hope: William Saliba (OM), Arnaud Kalimuendo (RC Lens), Castello Lukeba (OL), Khéphren Thuram (OGC Nice), Nuno Mendes (PSG)

Best Manager in Ligue 1: Christophe Galtier (OGC Nice), Bruno Genio (Stade Rennes), Antoine Compoire (FC Nantes), Jorge Sampaoli (OM), Julien Stéphane (RC Strasbourg Alsace)