Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Jose Mourinho in file photo from 24 MayImage copyright
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Mourinho was Real Madrid’s manager between 2010 and 2013

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach.

Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has yet to comment on the claim.

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

Other big names in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently.

Those include Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been summoned to testify on 31 July in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from tax authorities. He denies the allegations.

Source: BBC – UK News

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