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Tax evasion: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces prison

Tax evasion: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces prison

In the investigation against Carlo Ancelotti over allegations of tax fraud, the Spanish Public Prosecutor's Office is demanding a prison sentence of four years and nine months for the Real Madrid football coach. The authorities announced this on Wednesday.

The Italian is accused of evading more than one million euros in taxes in 2014 and 2015. Last year, the authorities announced the opening of an investigation against the 64-year-old man.

The Attorney General's Office accuses Ancelotti of stating his salary in his tax return during his two years as Real Madrid coach, but concealing his income from image rights from the tax authorities. Carlo Ancelotti's lawyer did not comment on the matter.

ÖFB star coach David Alaba He is not the first person in the sporting world to be targeted by the Spanish justice system for tax evasion. Players love Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi They have agreed with the authorities in the past and paid heavy fines.

Ancelotti was Real Madrid's coach between 2013 and 2015, and in 2021 he celebrated his return to the royal bench. In December, the club announced that the Italian's contract, which expires in June 2024, had been extended for another two years.

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