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

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 07, 2016 11:27 AM
Mourinho's agent: Coach paid $27 million in taxes in Spain
FILE - In this July 24, 2016, file photo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks to the media before the team's training session at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Beijing. A group of European media outlets on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
MADRID (AP) — Jose Mourinho's agent says the Manchester United manager paid more than 26 million euros ($27 million) in taxes when he lived in Spain from 2010-13.

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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