Sir Alex Ferguson is arguably the best manager in the world. He is one of the best ever, in fact.
However, his inclusion in this year's shortlist is down to reputation more than the actual job he has done.
In England, the Manchester United boss did very well to fight through injuries and take the title race to the final match. However, in the end, he lost to Roberto Mancini.
More importantly, Ferguson greatly failed in Europe.
United were put in to a very easy Champions League group that they should have won even with their weakened squad, but instead suffered an embarrassing early exit from the tournament before getting dominated by Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League.
It would be fair to say Ferguson had one of his better seasons as a manager with the way he overcame injuries and managed his team, but he had nothing to show for it.
As is evident by the inclusion of Roberto Di Matteo on the shortlist, trophies are a huge factor when measuring coaches for this award and the great Manchester United boss had none.
Simeone more deserving
One man who did have trophies was Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone, but his impact in Spain goes well beyond silverware.
The 42-year-old has completely changed Los Colchoneros and turned them into one of Europe's top teams.
Since taking over last winter, Simeone has brought tactical variety, confidence and fantastic football to the capital.
The Argentinian led Atleti to their second Europa League trophy in three years and outclassed the reigning champions of Europe when Madrid dominated Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup.
If Simeone had the resources to add depth like Di Matteo, Ferguson or Jose Mourinho, he'd be leading one of the best teams in Europe right now.
Sir Alex Ferguson has the legacy and deserved reputation as one of the world's great managers. However, Diego Simeone was the better coach last year and deserves recognition from FIFA.
Sir Alex Ferguson is not necessarily the player who should have been replaced, although Simeone is more deserving than him.
Perhaps more disappointing was Joachim Lowe who took this great German team on a historic run of victories before once again losing when the pressure was on in the Euros.
Roberto Mancini also could have been taken off considering the fact that he almost allowed Ferguson and United to overtake them when they had no business doing so. Not to mention the fact that City also went out in the group stages.