"Leonardo Jardim fully deserves his place among the very best. He knows football inside out, not just in terms of coaching, but also getting us physically prepared. He is extremely meticulous. He looks after the team and supervises every last detail, which cuts the margin for error."
"He has been able to guide and train very young talents. He has given them confidence and the ability to commit 100% to the team and settle into the group."
"We'd all be delighted if the coach won. He's up against coaches who have done some great work and won prestigious titles this season. But whether he wins or not, just being shortlisted is already a reward in itself. We should recognise what he's achieved."