José Mourinho has claimed irregularities tainted the voting for Fifa's World Coach of the Year award.
In an interview with Portuguese public service broadcaster RTP, Mourinho revealed the real reason he did not attend the ceremony was due to his concerns about the voting system.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque received the accolade with 34.51% of the vote compared to second-place Mourinho's 20.49%.
The Real Madrid coach claimed he had been told he had won the award but threw a subtle barb at Del Bosque when he added "someone else got it in the end".
"Fifa was aware of these irregularities, knowing they were there, but did nothing to avoid them," he said.
Mourinho won the award in 2010 after guiding Internazionale to a historic treble win, with Del Bosque in second place.