Mourinho attends court in Spain on tax fraud charges

  03 November 2017    Read: 535
Mourinho attends court in Spain on tax fraud charges

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has arrived at a Spanish court to answer tax fraud allegations relating to his time in charge of Real Madrid.

Hi s representatives deny that he owes nearly €3.3m (£2.9m, $3.8m) in undeclared image rights revenue.

Mr Mourinho could be seen entering the courthouse in the Madrid suburb of Pozuelo de Alarcon.

The court hearing comes two days before Manchester United is due to play Chelsea in the Premier League.

The manager held his pre-match press conference on Thursday, not Friday as is usually the case.

The Spanish authorities began a case against Mr Mourinho in June.

In 2015, Gestifute said, he accepted a settlement agreement regarding previous years.

"The Spanish government in turn, through the tax department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations," it added.

The allegations against Mr Mourinho come after investigations into several leading footballers in Spain.

Argentines Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria have all been punished for tax evasion while a case against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo continues. He denies wrongdoing.

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