Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain while at Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain while at Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud (Stock image)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spanish prosecutors have accused Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho of tax fraud.

The allegations relate to his time at Real Madrid as head coach, according to the BBC.

It is said that he defrauded Spain in taxes of €3.3 million (£2.9 million) between 2011 and 2012.

Prosecutors say two counts of tax fraud have been filed against Mourinho, The Independent reported.

Mourinho has not yet commented on the allegations.

Other football stars have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in his tax fraud case next month.

He is accused of defrauding Spain between 2011 and 2014 of €14.7 million (£12.95 million). It is said that he sent advertising revenue through a British Virgin Islands shell company.

Lionel Messi was also given a 21-month sentence for tax fraud.