Jose Mourinho has been selected FIFA's 2010 men's soccer coach of the year after leading Inter Milan to the European Champions League title.

Mourinho, the self-dubbed "Special One," beat Vicente del Bosque of World Cup champion Spain and Pep Guardiola of Spanish champion Barcelona in the inaugural prize, announced during the FIFA player of the year ceremony.

The Portuguese coach also led Inter to the Italian league and cup double before leaving to join Real Madrid.

The award was voted on by national teams coaches and captains plus selected reporters.