Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

A Spanish prosecutor has filed a claim against the manager

BY Cian Roche 11:47 Tuesday 20 June 2017, 11:47 20 Jun 2017

Updated 12.57pm

A Spanish prosecutor has filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over alleged tax fraud.

The claim lists two counts of alleged tax evasion - one in 2011 and one in 2012 - when he managed Real Madrid.

Prosecutors say Mourinho owes Spanish authorities €3.3m after failing to declare revenues from his image rights "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits".

They added that the Portuguese previously settled a €1.15m tax claim, but authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect.

A court in Madrid is understood to be dealing with the claim.

It comes a week after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m in tax through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.

Ronaldo, who played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain.
The 32-year-old will reportedly appear before a judge on 31 July.


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