Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of Tax fraud

Jose Mourinho is the latest Jorge Mendes client accused of tax fraud by Spanish Authority.

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is the latest high profile personality in football to be accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities, after investigators filed a claim against the Portuguese manager relating to his time at Real Madrid.

Mourinho has been accused of defrauding Spain of £2.9m, in taxes between 2011 and 2012, with the former Chelsea boss yet to respond to the allegation.

According to reports, Mourinho failed to declare income from the use of his image rights.

In the past few days, prominent names in football have been accused of tax fraud, with Real Madrid and Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, who shares same agent as Mourinho, in the person of Jorge Mendes, accused of £13m in tax fraud last week.

While Ronaldo has since denied any wrong doing, with reports saying he’s seeking for a move away from Spain, Mourinho is yet to respond to the claim against him.

The 54-year-old, whose case was presented to a local court, has been accused of two counts of tax fraud, to the tune of €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012, according to the BBC.

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