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Jose Mourinho latest to be accused of tax fraud in Spain

“To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process”, a statement on the Gestifute website reads.Real Madrid have refuted claims Jose Mourinho signed a contract to take over at the club before he left Inter.Ronaldo is now playing for Portugal at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday.Last week, a Spanish prosecutor accused Ronaldo of failing to pay accused him of failing to pay €14.7 million toward image rights that he earned from 2011 through 2014, according to ESPN FC.As of Tuesday afternoon Mr Mourinho had not responded to the allegations.In a statement, the state prosecutor said Mourinho committed two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012.The soccer star is due to appear in court on July 31.The Madrid superstar is frustrated with life in Spain and is reportedly seeking a move away.Of course, it is not just Mendes’ clients who have been caught up in these affairs.The Portuguese coach, who lived in Spain whilst in charge of La Liga side Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, is said to have defrauded the Spanish government of £3m, something he staunchly refutes.The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss joined Manchester United in 2016 and won three trophies in his first season.The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top stars.Added to that, the Spanish tax authorities argued that Tollin Associates Ltd had later on relinquished these image rights to another company called Multisports&Image Management Ltd which is based in Ireland.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine previous year for tax fraud.Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi was handed a 21-month suspended jail term.