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Mourinho's agent: Coach paid $27 million in taxes in Spain

December 07, 2016 17:22 IST

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho's agent says the Manchester United manager paid more than 26 million euros (USD 27 million) in taxes when he lived in Spain from 2010-13.

Ronaldo, Mourinho in tax evasion row

According to AFP, the information was made public on Tuesday by Gestifute, a company run by Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes.

The Portuguese company has been releasing details about its clients' tax declarations after European media outlets published what they claimed were details of apparent tax arrangements made by top soccer players and coaches, including Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil.

Gestifute, which also has Ronaldo as a client, has already published documents allegedly showing that Spanish fiscal authorities have certified that Mourinho and Real Madrid star Ronaldo are "up to date on ... obligations."

Mourinho coached Real Madrid from 2010-13. The dollar value of his tax payments at the time would have been higher, given the euro's relative strength during that period. The Portuguese coach took charge of United this season.

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