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Red Devils' boss in court

Reuters
Sunday, November 05, 2017

MADRID - Just 48 hours before this weekend's Premier League clash with Chelsea, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appeared in a Madrid court on Friday to testify in front of a judge regarding charges surrounding tax evasion to the tune of 3.3 million euros ($F7million) between 2011 and 2012.

The case relates to the Portuguese's image rights when he was head coach of Real Madrid. Mourinho is alleged to have not declared taxable income of 1.6m euros ($F3.9m) in 2011 and 1.7 million euros ($F4m) in 2012.

In June, the 54-year-old released a statement through his agent in which he said he had settled the matter with Spain's tax authorities .

Spanish courts have recently cracked down on tax evasion among leading football figures, including Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

Messi was sentenced to a 21-month suspended jail sentence and fined 2.1 million euros in 2016 for similar charges, with the jail term later replaced by an extra fine.

In July, Ronaldo gave evidence accused of evading 14.7m euros ($F36m) on his image rights between 2011 and 2014.








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