Saturday March 30 2013
FA admit: 'Pandev voted for Mou'

The Macedonian FA has apologised to Goran Pandev for changing his FIFA Coach of the Year vote for Jose Mourinho due to “a technical error.”

The Napoli striker was all over the papers last week when declaring his vote for Mourinho as FIFA Coach of the Year had been changed to Vicente Del Bosque without his knowledge.

At first Mourinho and Pandev appeared to blame FIFA, who then published a copy of the fax they received from the Macedonian FA.

Pandev insisted the signature on the fax was not his, fuelling further confusion and speculation.

On Friday the Macedonian Federation released an apology, admitting they had changed the vote to Del Bosque due to “a technical error.”

They claimed “when the FIFA forms arrived to elect best player and Coach, the Federation contacted Pandev by telephone and he chose Mourinho.

“Due to a technical error in the completion of the form, Del Bosque’s name was ticked, but Pandev had voted for Mourinho.”

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