Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
Jun 23 2017
Amid reports claiming that Portugal worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo has made up his mind to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, his compatriot and former Bernabeu star, Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" in the club, including Ronaldo.
According to an article published by UK's The Sun, Mourinho fell out with Ronaldo while he was the Real boiss, as he believed he was one of the high-profile players who had turned against him.
Those reports were prompted by accusations - which the player denied, that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.
"I haven't learned very much about the situation, he's at a very important tournament at the moment in the Confederations Cup and until that ends I'm not going to disturb the atmosphere of his team", added Perez.
Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016.
Ronaldo has limited himself to saying that he has a "clear conscience" and is "always" innocent, but has not spoken publicly since it was reported that he wants to leave Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances for Real Madrid since joining the Madrid giants from Man United in the summer of 2009.
Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. What happened with the tax authorities was after the game.
Sky Sports revealed last week that the current Ballon D'Or holder no longer wanted to play in Spain following a series of tax fraud allegations and subsequent media onslaught in his direction.
In a statement, Ronaldo's management company Gestifute said there had been no attempt to evade taxes.
The Spanish prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint in a Madrid court against the Portuguese coach regarding tax irregularities.
The Madrid prosecutor's office said Ronaldo, 32, used a "business structure" he created in 2010 to shelter income he received from image rights in the Virgin Islands from 2011 to 2014.