Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Jose Mourinho’s representatives have released documents to show he “was in compliance with all his tax obligations” after it emerged Spanish prosecutors have filed a complaint accusing the Portuguese coach of committing two crimes of tax fraud to the sum of 3.3 million euros (£2.9m) during his time as Real Madrid coach.Manchester United had finished sixth in the English Premier League.The Portuguese owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (S$5.1m), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court.The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor’s office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain’s tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).The foreigners who signed up for this program also could avoid paying taxes on income earned from outside of Spain (like, say, worldwide image rights) under certain conditions.Mourinho has been accused of a similar scheme, using shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to “hide profits made from image rights”, according to the AP.The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United.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.Jose Mourinho is facing allegations of tax fraud in Spain worth almost £3 million.The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top stars.Both were given 21-month jail sentences, though neither is expected to serve the time as it was a first offence and the sentence was under two years.However, the player himself has not spoken out about his situation and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Monday that the Spanish club had not received any offers for Ronaldo or any of their other stars.In Spain, sentences of under two years are normally suspended.