Mourinho also guilty of tax fraud at Real Madrid, say Spanish prosecutors

The PSG star has admitted to two counts of tax fraud during his four-year stint at Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho has gone out of his way to find common ground with Cristiano Ronaldo as he tries to tempt him back from Real Madrid.

According to local media, Ronaldo is due to appear in court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, on July 31.

The claim, which dates to a period between 2011 and 2012, alleges that money due from the use of his image rights were steered into 'corporate structures [which] were used by the accused in order to hide revenues'.

The slow midfielder has been linked with United ever since Mourinho took over at Old Trafford, and he has kept in touch with his former manager since their time at the club.

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 Spanish daily also mentioned that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave La Liga and the main reason behind his life changing decision is the tax evasion scandal.

Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.

Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding Spanish authorities of $16.4 million in tax between 2011 and 2014.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Ironically, a return to United, where he would reunite with Mourinho, has been mooted.

A request for comment from Mendes' agency, Gestifute, was not immediately answered.

The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he had made from image rights.

Under Spanish law, a first-time offender is not required to serve time in jail for a sentence below two years.

Both players deny any wrongdoing.

  • Zachary Reyes