The trio make up a shortlist of 10 managers from around the world who are vying to receive the award, including former Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez, who guided the Blues to the Europa League title in May before making an impressive start to life at Napoli.
Retired ex-Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes is also up for selection having won the treble with the Bundesliga outfit, while Juventus boss Antonio Conte and former Paris Saint-Germain chief Carlo Ancelotti, who is now at Real Madrid, won the Serie A and Ligue 1 titles respectively.
Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp also has a place among the nominees after helping his side to the Champions League final, as well as international coaches Vicente del Bosque and Luiz Felipe Scolari, who enjoyed a successful year with Spain and Brazil in turn.
FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football 2013 shortlist:
Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain/Real Madrid), Rafael Benítez (Spain/Chelsea/Napoli), Antonio Conte (Italy/Juventus), Vicente del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United former coach), Jupp Heynckes (Germany/Bayern Munich former coach), Jurgen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), Jose Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid/Chelsea), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil/Brazil national team), Arsene Wenger (France/Arsenal).