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Mourinho’s court cases closed by Spanish authorities

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted his court case over tax evasion is now closed.

The Portuguese coach is accused of defrauding Spain of £2.9m of taxes during the years of 2011 and 2012 when he was Head Coach at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Spanish prosecutors said he did not declare income used from image rights during that period and that he used his lack of omission to get an ‘illicit benefit’.

The allegations came after current Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was charged with a similar case, having been accused of tax evasion in the region of £13m.

The former United goalscorer will be summoned to court to testify on July 31 and the allegations have seen him linked with a move out of the Spanish capital, although he denies such claims.

54-year-old Mourinho spent three years at Madrid, helping them to a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana title.

Whilst Spanish authorities continue to look at both cases, Mourinho has now opened up about the court proceedings.

“The information given to me was that my tax situation was totally within the law,” Mourinho told reporters outside the court.

“Years later I was then informed that an investigation had begun and that I had to change the situation and pay back a certain sum.

“There was no debate or argument, the sum has been paid and the signatures are there that everything is in compliance and the case is now closed – which is why I am here.”

As aforementioned Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Madrid and he could potentially join back up with Mourinho at Old Trafford, with many reporting that the Portugal international has told agent Jorge Mendes – to push the move.

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