Spanish prosecutors have accused Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud from his time when he was the head coach of Real Madrid.
According to a Madrid-based prosecutor, the Portuguese manager owes $4.8m to the Spanish Tax officials and added in his statement that he has presented a claim to a local court. Mourinho departed from the Spanish capital to re-join his former club Chelsea in 2013 before being appointed the boss at Old Trafford.
Prosecutors have made claims that Mourinho has failed to declare revenues obtained from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012 ‘with the aim of obtaining illicit profits’. They stated that Mourinho had already settled a previous claim pertaining to his Spanish taxes for which he was also given a penalty of $1.7 million three years ago.
Mourinho has become the recent name involved in tax fraud allegations with many footballers in Spain also accused of tax evasion. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in court on 31st July in Madrid for the allegations that he covered up his income from tax officials from 2011 and 2014 while Lionel Messi and his father were slapped with a 21-month suspended jail term last year for tax evasion.
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Gestifute, a football agency in Portugal which represents both Mourinho and Ronaldo, were unavailable for immediate comments in response to the allegations made against their high-profile clients.