Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain


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

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, which ends on July 2.

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

In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United, although he drew criticism after a poor league performance in which United finished sixth in the Premier League.

The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs.

The episode may cost Real Madrid C.F. their star winger as Ronaldo feels hard done by the apparent excessive force with which the complaint has been dealt with.

"Jose Mourinho has not received any type of communications related to this".

"To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement said.

The agency reiterated that Mourinho established residency in Spain between June 2010 and May 2013 and "paid more than €26m in taxes" taxed at a rate of more than 41 percent.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese star Ronaldo will testify in his own tax fraud case next month. Ronaldo is due to appear in court on July 31.

"All these companies' structures were used by the accused with the object of making physically opaque his image rights earnings", the state prosecutor's report read.

The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere.

Now with Paris Saint-Germain, Di Maria was found guilty of defrauding the Spanish government a sum of £1.14m during his time at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has released a statement in which he has unequivocally denied the tax fraud allegations thrown his way on Tuesday morning. A Madrid judge will decide if the matter goes to court.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi was convicted of tax fraud previous year and given a 21-month prison sentence, although under Spanish law he did not have to spend time behind bars. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years.

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.