Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors.

The popular coach is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012 by not declaring his income from the use of image rights, while he was manager of Spanish club Real Madrid.

He has yet to comment on the claim.

Mourinho is the latest in a series of football stars accused of tax fraud, with Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar all also facing accusations that they hid income from Spanish authorities.

Meanwhile, in the UK, HMRC raided the offices of Newcastle United and West Ham United in April and Chelsea confirmed they were asked to provide information as part of a wide-ranging investigation into suspected criminal tax fraud in professional football in England and France.


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