Mourinho managed Real from 2010 to 2013
Accused of defrauding Spain of $3.6 million
Man Utd boss has yet to comment
Jose Mourinho – one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years – has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $3.6 million during his time as Real Madrid boss.
Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against the current Manchester United manager – dubbed the “Special One” when he first arrived in England to manage Chelsea in 2004 – on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012.
“The Economic Crimes Section of the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office has filed a complaint in the courts of Pozuelo de Alarcón against José Mourinho in which he is accused of committing two crimes against Public Treasury during the years 2011 and 2012 for a total amount of 3,304,670 euros.
“From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho.”
Mourinho’s management team – Gestifute – and Real Madrid did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding Spanish authorities of $16.4 million in tax between 2011 and 2014.
In a statement, Ronaldo’s management company Gestifute said there had been no attempt to evade taxes.
The Real star has been summoned to testify on July 31.
Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal, Italy, Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011.
The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss joined Manchester United in 2016 and won three trophies in his first season.
And by guiding United to Europa League success, the English Premier League side – the world’s most valuable football club – qualified for next season’s Champions League, Europe’s premier cup competition.