Del Bosque: Mourinho's claims are childish

The Fifa awards row continues to rumble on as the boss of the reigning European and world champions has laughed off suggestions that the Coach of the Year election was flawed

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s suggestions that the vote for Fifa’s Coach of the Year award was rigged as “childish”.

The Real Madrid trainer claimed earlier this week that certain people’s votes in the elections were wrongly awarded to Del Bosque, a revelation that has since been denied by Fifa, but was backed by Macedonia skipper Goran Pandev on Thursday.

“The situation does not bother me at all. To me, it is all a bit childish,” Del Bosque stated to ONDA Cero.

“I don’t want to give any further comments on it to avoid any misinterpretation.

“We have an important match against Finland coming up and that’s all I’m thinking about at the moment.”

Del Bosque was beaten to the prestigious individual award by Mourinho in 2010, but got his revenge in January when he pipped the Portuguese to the trophy following Spain’s Euro 2012 success.

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