The Portuguese tax authorities are demanding money from the national coach, who can still count on the support of his federation.
Fernando Santos, the coach of Portugal, has started procedures to recover several million euros it paid to the Portuguese state after a tax amendment, disputed, like the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), any embezzlement in the payment of his salary, the Portuguese federation announced on Friday.
according to weekly espressoFernando Santos, coach of Portugal since October 2014, was to ask the tax authorities 4.5 million euros in additional taxes on his income for 2016 and 2017. According to this newspaper, the tax authorities had come to the conclusion that the coach wanted to avoid paying these taxes by obtaining Remuneration from the union through a reputable companyimaginaryInstead of getting a fixed salary with an employment contract.
“Neither the Portuguese Football Federation nor Fernando Santos have in any way concealed or disclosed any information regarding their contractual relationship.,” he confirmed to FPF in a press release.Fernando Santos does not owe a penny to the IRS“He emphasized the FPF, stating that if the arbitration proceedings initiated by Mr. Santos prove that he is right, he will be in his right.”Full reimbursement of the amounts paid“.
The 67-year-old gave Portugal their first major titles in its history, winning Euro 2016 and then the first edition of the League of Nations, which were staged at home in 2019. After being extended at the helm of Seleção until Euro 2024, the ‘father of victory’ has been chipped away. “Somewhat lately. Portugal had to play the play-off matches to qualify for the World Cup to be held at the end of the year in Qatar.