Mourinho claims conspiracy against him in FIFA’s coach of the year vote

Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho who was nominated for the World Coach of The Year award along with former FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola and Spain’s Vicente Del Bosque, did not attend the Ballon d’Or gala in January because (according to him) he was informed of a sinister conspiracy against him. As Mourinho told RTP Television on Tuesday in excerpts from an interview:

“Am I sorry for not having gone to the gala? No. It was the right decision… One, two or three people called me saying they had voted for me but the vote showed up as cast for somebody else. So, I decided not to go.”

The Portuguese coach and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola lost the 2012 FIFA coach award to Spain’s Vicente del Bosque at January’s gala. FIFA said in a statement that the list of votes published on FIFA.com is accurate.

Earlier, Mourinho hinted that he would like to return to Inter Milan. “I spent two fantastic years in Italy, at Inter,” he said in a message for the Co-ordinator of people with Down Syndrome charity. “I do not know if I will go back someday, but if I do it will be with great pleasure and excitement.”