Goran Pandev now claims the fax published by FIFA showing his vote “is not my signature” and continues to insist he voted for Jose Mourinho.
The increasingly bizarre saga of the FIFA World Coach of the Year award drags on, as Mourinho and Pandev suggested in public this week that votes for the Real Madrid manager were changed.
FIFA responded by publishing the fax sent by the Macedonian Federation – who were represented in the vote by Napoli striker Pandev – which showed a vote for Vicente Del Bosque.
“I don’t want to leave an official statement right now, because tonight we have an important game against Belgium,” Pandev told Calciomercato.com.
“I can only say that on that fax it is not my signature. Mourinho is my preferred candidate, everyone knows it.”
The Macedonian Federation is due to make its own statement tomorrow.
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