FIFA Coach of the Year row

Pandev accuses FIFA of changing vote

March 21, 2013
By ESPN staff
Napoli striker Goran Pandev has insisted his vote for FIFA Coach of the Year was changed - backing Jose Mourinho's claim that something untoward had happened.

On Wednesday, Mourinho told Portuguese TV station RTP that he believes the vote was fixed to ensure that Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque won the 2012 Coach of the Year award and that was the reason he did not attend January's Ballon d'Or ceremony.

"One, two or three people called me to tell me they had voted for me, but ...

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