By James Dale
Last Updated: 20/06/17 9:21pm
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has not received any notification from Spanish tax authorities over alleged tax fraud.
A Madrid prosecutor said on Tuesday that a claim of two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when Mourinho was manager of Real Madrid, had been filed.
Mourinho owes the Spanish tax authorities £2.9m (3.3m euros), according to a statement, which added it had presented a claim to a local court.
But Mourinho insists he paid more than 26m euros (£23m) tax in Spain, and that he has not been informed of any case against him.
Based on that figure, Mourinho would have been paid around £19m (21.5m euros) a year during his time with Real.
“Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today,” a statement from the United boss’s advisers read.
“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.”
The United manager’s advisers have also published a document they claim as proof that the Spanish tax authorities issued a statement informing Mourinho they had received all the necessary paperwork and the then Real Madrid boss had paid his taxes in full.
“Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26m euros in taxes with an average rate over 41 per cent and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013,” Mourinho’s statement continued.
“The Spanish government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations.”
The allegations against Mourinho follow those made against Cristiano Ronaldo by Spanish tax authorities last week, which led to the player disclosing a wish to leave the country and perhaps work with Mourinho again at Old Trafford.