Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

Adam BaderLast Update : Tuesday 20 June 2017 - 12:58 PM
Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud. Prosecutors filed two claims against the Portuguese coach on Tuesday, reportedly on charges of fraud dating from when he was manager of Real Madrid.

Spanish prosecutors filed a claim against the former Real manager on counts of fraud dating from 2011 and 2012, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Mourinho, 54, allegedly owes the Spanish tax authorities €3.3 million ($3.7 million).

The Portuguese coach has become the latest high-profile football figure accused of tax fraud. Last year, Barcelona’s Argentinian star Lionel Messi and his father were accused of evading €4.1 million ($4.57 million) in tax in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Earlier this month, Spanish prosecutors accused Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the state of €15 million (US$16.7 million) between 2011 and 2014.

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