Mourinho to appear in court November 3 over tax fraud allegations

Mourinho to appear in court November 3 over tax fraud allegations

- A Spanish court has ordered Jose Mourinho to appear before it on November 3

- The Manchester United coach will be defending allegations of tax fraud

- He allegedly defrauded authorities of €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012

Jose Mourinho will face a Spanish court on November 3, just two days before Manchester United's clash with his former employers Chelsea.

Mourinho is facing accusations of tax fraud brought forward by Spanish authorities.

He is alleged to have defrauded the Spanish tax authorities of €3.3 million while he was Real Madrid manager.

Mourinho to appear in court November 3 over tax fraud allegations

Mourinho is accused to conning Spanish authorities. Photo: ESPN

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"Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today," a statement from a prosecutor read on Friday.

"To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, not the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process.

"Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than €26m in taxes, with an average tax 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 entering into a settlement agreement regarding 2013."

The charges relate to his image rights, with the Portuguese accused of defrauding the authorities of €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012.

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Mourinho is the latest in a long line of prominent figures who have been employed in Spain to face charges.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o, Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso are just three players to have encountered issues with the law in relation to alleged tax fraud.

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