Premiership: Trio nominated for rugby director of the season award
Mark McCall, Richard Cockerill and Steve Diamond are shortlisted for this season's rugby director of the season award.
Last Updated: 28/04/14 12:04pm
McCall of Saracens and Leicester's Cockerill are both previous winners of this award while Diamond of Sale Sharks is hoping to become a first-time recipient.
McCall could still lead his club to a European and domestic double: Saracens reached the Heineken Cup final after beating Clermont on Saturday and, with just two league games remaining, are close to ending the season top of the Premiership table.
Leicester and Sale, meanwhile, have already qualified for the leading event in European club rugby next season and could still emerge triumphant in the Premiership play-offs.
Premiership's director of rugby, Phil Winstanley, said: "All three on the short-list were presented with their own different challenges and have led their clubs into next season's European Rugby Champions Cup."
The winner will be announced at an awards dinner in London on May 15.
2012/13: Mark McCall (Saracens)
2011/12: Rob Baxter (Exeter)
2010/11: Jim Mallinder (Northampton)
2009/10: Andy Key (Leeds)
2008/09: Richard Cockerill (Leicester)
2007/08: Dean Ryan (Gloucester)
2006/07: Pat Howard (Leicester)
2005/06: Philippe Saint-Andre (Sale)
2004/05: John Wells (Leicester)
2003/04: John Connolly (Bath)
2002/03: Warren Gatland (Wasps)
2001/02: Conor O'Shea and Brendan Venter (London Irish)
2000/01: Dean Richards (Leicester)
1999/2000: Andy Robinson (Bath)