Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

Date published: Tuesday 20th June 2017 2:07

Jose Mourinho: Facing problems

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been issued with claims of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors, according to Reuters.

The charges date back to Mourinho’s time during as Real Madrid coach, when the Portuguese coach is alleged to have made two offences in 2011 and 2012, totalling to around €3.3m (£2.91m).

A prosecutor said he did not declare income from the use of his image rights in order to get an “illicit benefit”.

The United boss has yet to comment on the accusation.

Spanish authorities have targeted a number of high-profile football personalities, with Cristiano Ronaldo summoned to testify on July 31 in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from tax authorities. He denies the allegations.

In July 2016, Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty on three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of €4.1m (£3.5m).

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