Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Alongside compatriot Jose Mourinho, Ronaldo joins an elite group of soccer players, including Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, who have been convicted of tax evasion and fraud, as wealthy sports professionals come under increased financial scrutiny.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The Spanish prosecutor claims the Real Madrid forward knowingly used a business structure to allegedly hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014.

The 32-year-old is understood to want to leave Madrid this summer following allegations of tax fraud, but Pepe - a former teammate of Ronaldo at the Bernabeu - insists that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor is still "completely motivated" to help his country.

No secret that the Portuguese star has handed in his transfer request to Real Madrid and according to the Spanish paper, Ronaldo will tell Florentino Perez that he has already received an offer from Psg.

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

Mourinho led Madrid to the Liga title in 2011-12, before first returning to Chelsea and then taking over at Old Trafford a year ago. But tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine past year for tax fraud.

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