Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid's head coach.

Those include Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who played under Mourinho and shares the same agent as him.

The agency reiterated that Mourinho established residency in Spain between June 2010 and May 2013 and "paid more than €26m in taxes" taxed at a rate of more than 41 percent.

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The episode may cost Real Madrid C.F. their star winger as Ronaldo feels hard done by the apparent excessive force with which the complaint has been dealt with.

The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football players in Spain.

"He is accused of committing two crimes against the Public Treasury during the years 2011 and 2012 for a Total amount of €3,304,670".

The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights".

A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday.

The statement, obtained via BBC, reads: "Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today". A Madrid judge will decide if the matter goes to court.

"The Spanish government, at the time and through the revenue service, confirmed with a certificate that they had reviewed the situation and that we were up to date with our tax obligations", Gestifute said. He is under official investigation and will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31.

The 29-year-old and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi's income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009.

The message reportedly expressed the Brazilian's support, despite him playing for Ronaldo's rival club.