Carlo Ancelotti Accused Of €1m Tax Fraud

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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has been accused by prosecutors in Spain of not paying 1m euros (£904,000) in taxes.

The charge relates to tax due for image rights earnings during the Italian’s time as Real Madrid boss in 2014-15.

According to BBC Sports, the Madrid Community Prosecutor’s office claims the 61-year-old concealed revenues “intending to avoid his tax duties towards the public treasury with no justification”.

Ancelotti is yet to respond and Everton said they have no comment to make.

The Toffees played their first game since the Premier League’s restart against Liverpool on Sunday, drawing 0-0 at Goodison Park.

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Ancelotti, a former Italy international, took charge of the Merseyside club in 2019 after a year at Serie A side Napoli.

The Toffees played their first game since the Premier League’s restart against Liverpool on Sunday, drawing 0-0 at Goodison Pa

Big-name players such as Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi and, more recently, Brazilian-Spanish player Diego Costa, have also been sued in tax cases, as has Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.

They all agreed to pay fines.

Yetunde Adegoke

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