Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has denied the accusation of tax fraud made by the authorities in Spain and claims he has not received any notification from them with regards to these allegations.

Statements from the prosecution indicate that Ronaldo will be charged with using offshore financial instruments, including holdings in the British Virgin Islands, to hide payments made to him for the use of his brand to promote products.

It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court.

And finally, they accuse him of "voluntarily" refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.

"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".

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2.

The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top stars. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years.

In 2016, soccer giant Messi, along with his father, was convicted of three counts of tax fraud equaling some $4.6 million earned from the use of Messi's personal brand.