Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities
June 20, 2017
Jose Mourinho has been accused of evading tax by Spanish prosecutors, who are investigating his time spent as Real Madrid manager.
Spanish prosecutors said in a statement this week that they had filed the claim against Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud from 2011 and 2012.
The statement added that the Portuguese is alleged to owe tax authorities €3.3m (£2.9m).
Mourinho, currently manager of Manchester United, spent three years in Madrid from 2010 to 2013.
It follows the news that Cristiano Ronaldo is to testify in his own tax fraud case next month.
The Champions League winner is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of €14.7m (£12.9m) between 2011 and 2014, something the player strenuously denies and has led to reports of him wanting to leave Real Madrid as soon as possible.
Ronaldo is due to testify on July 31, where he will defend his tax activities in Spain.
The Portugal star is currently in Russia with the national team at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said he would talk to Ronaldo about his future upon his return from the tournament which finishes on July 2.