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Pandora Papers: How Manchester City Coach, Guardiola Hid 500,000 Euros In Undeclared Foreign Account

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Pep Guardiola is without doubt one of the names that has appeared within the Pandora Papers, a publication by the Worldwide Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Greater than 600 journalists from 117 international locations have spent the final two years analyzing 11.9 million leaked paperwork from 14 corporations of legal professionals specialising in creating offshore corporations in tax havens.



In line with La Sexta and El Pais, the Manchester Metropolis coach held a present account in Andorra till 2012, as he took benefit of a tax amnesty that had been launched by Mariano Rajoy’s authorities to regularise his fiscal scenario.

Till that time, Guardiola had not declared this present account to the Spanish Tax Company, Marca experiences. 

A supply near Guardiola has said that the account, which belongs to the Banca Privada d’Andorra, incorporates the wage from his spell with Al-Ahli, who he represented as a participant between 2003 and 2005. 

When he took benefit of the tax amnesty, he regularised round 500,000 euros, paying the ten % tax levy that had been stipulated by Cristobal Montoro, the minister of the Spanish Tax Company.

In line with the investigation, Guardiola appeared to run a registered enterprise in Panama, Repox Investments, between 2007 and 2012, which had been the years he labored at Barcelona, first as coach of the B group after which the primary group.

He used this enterprise to ‘safeguard his identification’ in a measure on the initiative of the Andorran financial institution.

In 2015, following the robust criticism he obtained from the Spanish minister of the Inside, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, Guardiola made an attention grabbing assertion.

“I imagine that the minister [Fernandez Diaz] is barely fallacious, I’ve paid my taxes from the primary day till the final, one thing that many events can not say,” mentioned Guardiola.

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