Jose Mourinho denied tax fraud in Spain, saying the government had ratified his tax issues.
The Manchester United manager has been accused by prosecutors of cheating Spain on 3.3m euros ($ 3.6m) in taxes while coaching Real Madrid from 2011 to 2012.
A prosecutor said that Jose Mourinho, 54, had not declared income from image rights in order to receive “illegal benefits”.
A statement issued on behalf of Jose Mourinho said he had “not received any notification”.
He added: “To date, neither the Spanish tax authorities nor the prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers hired for the verification process.”
The statement also said that Jose Mourinho “had paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate of more than 41%” in the three years to May 2013, and that he had “reached an agreement” with the Spanish tax authorities following a change in rules in 2015
Jose Mourinho has been charged with two counts of tax fraud – 1.6m euros in 2011 and 1.7m euros in 2012. The Madrid prosecutor said the case had been brought before a local court.
Other prominent football figures have been accused of tax fraud in Spain in recent months.
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who played under Jose Mourinho Mourinho and shares the same agent, is accused of tax fraud amounting to 14.7 million euros, while also hiding his income from image rights.
Cristiano Ronaldo denies the allegations and threatens to leave Spain. The Portuguese will testify in his case on July 31.