José Mourinho, the British Virgin Islands and tax havens

By Michael Hajdenberg, Michel Henry, Yann Philippin

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It is never a good idea to hang around in the forests of Austria. Ask celebrated football manager José Mourinho; it was while he was there preparing his Chelsea stars for the new season that a letter from the Spanish tax landed on the desk of his lawyers on July 23rd, 2014. The letter from the Madrid tax office, the Agencia Tributaria de Madrid, did not contain good news; it announced an investigation into the manager's taxes when he trained top Spanish club Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013.