21 Mar 2013

Mourinho says votes were changed

4:27 pm on 21 March 2013

The Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has questioned the awarding of FIFA's World Coach of the Year for 2012 to Spain manager Vicente del Bosque, claiming there were people who voted for him that had their votes changed.

The Portuguese finished second in the vote carried out by international players, managers and journalists, but the former Chelsea boss said he didn't attend the gala event in Zurich in January due to what he believed to be irregularities in the vote.

Mourinho says one, two or three people called him to say they had voted for him and in the end another name appeared in their votes, therefore he decided not to go.

However, FIFA confirmed that the official list published with the votes of all those who took part was correct.