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Mourinho accused of £3.3mn tax fraud in Spain


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(FILES) This file photo taken on March 16, 2017 at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England shows Manchester United’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho arriving for the UEFA Europa League football match between Manchester United and FC Rostov. Mourinho is accused of tax evasion in Spain, AFP reports on June 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused of evading 3.3 million euro ($3.7 million) in tax at Real Madrid, the public prosecutor’s office in Madrid announced.

The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of “two offences against the public treasury,” the office said in a statement.

The announcement comes a week after Real Madrid’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

Ronaldo, 32, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

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