The current Manchester United manager José Mourinho in Spanish court today relating to tax issues. The Spanish authorities had accused Mourinho of not declaring £3 million worth of taxes related to image rights.
Mourinho denied the claims and indicated that he had been compliant with the Spain tax authorities.
“I left Spain in 2013 with the information and the conviction that my tax situation was perfectly legal. A couple of years later I was informed that an investigation had been opened and I was told that in order to regularise my situation I had to pay X amount of money. I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed.” said José Mourinho on Friday.
The Portuguese premier league manager was in Spanish court today for a short period, but Spanish court officials said he is still under investigation. The case could go to trial if the judge deems it sufficient grounds.
This follows previous tax investigations into the highly paid football personalities of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.