Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

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Jose Mourinho, current manager of Manchester United and former coach of Real Madrid, was accused on Tuesday by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding the country's treasury of €3.3 million ($3.6 million) between 2011 and 2012, local media reported.

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

Earlier this month Portuguese footballer and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, was accused of evading £13 million (€14.7 million) in tax between 2011 and 2014.

Ronaldo will appear in court on 31 July amid allegations of tax evasion.

Meanwhile, in the UK, HMRC raided the offices of Newcastle United and West Ham United in April and Chelsea confirmed they were asked to provide information as part of a wide-ranging investigation into suspected criminal tax fraud in professional football in England and France.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United.

The complaint was made in court on Tuesday and relates to the Portuguese coach's time in charge of Real Madrid.

Mourinho has not yet commented on the allegations.

Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi, who has been handed a 21-month jail term.



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