Reprieve for Jose Mourinho as court closes his tax fraud case

Reprieve for Jose Mourinho as court closes his tax fraud case

- Jose Mourinho has settled his tax fraud case brought forward by Spanish authorities

- The Portuguese agreed to settle the charges of £2.9million tax fraud brought against him

- Mourinho now turns his attention to Manchester United's game against Chelsea this weekend

Jose Mourinho appeared in court in Madrid and immediately settled charges of a £2.9million tax fraud referring to his time as manager of Real Madrid.

Mourinho arrived at the Court of First Instance and Instruction No 4 in Pozuelo de Alarcon at around 9.30am local time today, Friday, November 3, the Sun reports.

The Manchester United manager's hearing was scheduled to begin at 10am.

Tax fraud: Jose Mourinho arrives at court in Madrid

Jose Mourinho leaves the court after his hearing. Photo: Alamy news live

READ ALSO: Manchester United set to lose one of their most prolific star players in January

After his hearing, he left the Madrid court saying the "case is closed" after paying a fee to settle the charges of £2.9million tax fraud brought against him.

The Manchester United manager always denied any wrongdoing and spoke to reporters after a brief hearing in the Spanish capital.

Mourinho is currently preparing his United side to face Chelsea on Sunday, November 5.

His pre-match press conference - which usually takes place on a Friday - was brought forward to Thursday.

Mourinho gave evidence in the same building where Cristiano Ronaldo testified in his tax fraud hearing on July 31 and the Portuguese pair's agent Jorge Mendes the month before on a similar case involving Radamel Falcao.

Source: Yen.com.gh

Related news
5 Ghanaian players who own businesses outside football

5 Ghanaian players who own businesses outside football

5 Ghanaian players who own businesses outside football
YEN.com.gh
Mailfire view pixel