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Monday 5 December 2016

Jose talks of vote change

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reiterated his belief that he may have been the victim of corruption when he finished second to Vicente del Bosque for the FIFA World Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Echoing comments he made in 2013, the former Real Madrid boss said: "In 2012, I was one of the three finalists and when I was told I was finishing second with a few votes behind the first, it looked normal to me.

"But then the votes were made public. And my former player, a national team captain, called me, 'There is something wrong. I gave you the vote, then in the list they put another coach's name and that was not me'.

"Who changed the vote? His federation? FIFA? Who?

"Obviously something happened."

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