Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain

The complicated structure used by Mr Mourinho also incorporated two Dublin-registered companies registered to the north inner city address of Moore Stephens accountants.

The accusations against Mr Mourinho, now the manager of Manchester United, date back to his time as coach at Real Madrid.

Unconfirmed sources are stating that Mourinho allegedly owes €3.3 million in unpaid taxes to the Spanish government which, if true, is small change to the charges being brought before Ronaldo, which reportedly total €14 million and could (but won't) lead to a prison sentence for the four time Ballon d'Or victor.

They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United previous year, failed to declare 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.

Spanish prosecutors released a statement on Tuesday indicating that the 54-year-old used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to hide profits.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has not received any notification from Spanish tax authorities over alleged tax fraud.

Keane had expected to return to Manchester United this summer.

He is due to play for Real Madrid against Barcelona in a friendly in Miami on July 29. But tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said.

The hearing will take place at 09:00 GMT on 31 July in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the suburbs of Madrid, according to Spanish press reports. Real Madrid and Manchester United are not directly involved.

SunSport reported earlier today (Tuesday) how The Economic Crime Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid filed a complaint with the Court of Instruction.

He denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain.

In Spain, sentences of under two years are normally suspended.

The Portuguese global is set to give evidence in his case on 31 July.

  • Julie Sanders