Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is the latest victim to join the list of accused footballers in tax fraud cases in Spain.

Mourinho has reportedly defrauded Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012, prosecutors say.

He's coaching Manchester United.

The reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award victor is believed to feel singled out for disproportionate treatment after Spanish prosecutors accused him of evading tax of 14.7million euros (£12.8m).

"In Ronaldo's case, the former Manchester United winger is accused of having diverted some €150m of advertising revenue through a shell company in the British Virgin Islands".

And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who was re-elected on Monday, said that "the only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player".

Perez will also seek showdown talks with Ronaldo to clarify his future, but only after Portugal's participation in the Confederations Cup comes to an end.

Real Madrid did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing.

In European competition, he has led Porto to UEFA Cup victory in 2003 and a Champions League triumph in 2004, and also won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010.

The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top stars.

Last year, Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from income made from image rights.

Di Maria, who now plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended.

Mascherano was also convicted of tax fraud last year and was given a suspended one-year sentence.

The Real star has been summoned to testify on July 31.

  • Julie Sanders