Mark McCall has been shortlisted for the Premiership rugby director of the season award.

The 46-year-old has been nominate alongside Leicester Tigers' Richard Cockerill and Sale Sharks' Steve Diamond after another excellent season at Allianz Park.

McCall joins backrow Jacques Burger, who was nominated for the player of the season gong, in being shortlisted for an end-of-season award, with the winners of each category to be announced at the Hilton Hotel on May 15.

The former Ireland international has masterminded another push for domestic and European honours this term, with Sarries currently top of the Premiership and in the final of the Heineken Cup where they will face Toulon on May 24.

All three nominees have seen their sides qualify for European rugby next season.