Goran Pandev has sensationally backed Jose Mourinho in his claims that votes were changed in the FIFA World Coach of the Year award.
“They called me more than once. Two or three people said they voted for me but they appeared in another vote so I decided not to go,” Real Madrid boss Mourinho told Record.
FIFA responded today and insisted “the list of votes published on FIFA.com is accurate.”
However, Napoli striker Pandev has told Spanish broadcaster La Sexta that his vote was changed.
“I voted for Mourinho as best Coach of the year and I am convinced that strange things happened when the votes were counted.
“According to the FIFA list I voted for Vicente Del Bosque, but I voted for Mourinho. I even called him and said I’d vote for him. Unfortunately, odd things happen at FIFA.”