A tax fraud allegations have been leveled against Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti by Madrid prosecutors.
According to reports, the prosecutors are accusing the former Real Madrid manager of not paying 1m euros (£904,000) in taxes.
Ancelotti had led Everton to a draw against awaiting champions, Liverpool on Sunday, on their Premier League return.
The prosecutors said that the charge relates to tax due for image rights earnings during the Italian’s time as Real Madrid boss in 2014-15. According to the Madrid Community Prosecutor’s office, the 61-year-old concealed revenues, intending to avoid his tax duties towards the public treasury with no justification”.
Ancelotti is yet to comment or react to the report. Neither do his present employers, have no comment to make.
The Toffees boss, who was sacked at Napoli, took charge of the Merseyside club in 2019. He had spent a year at Serie A side Napoli, making sure they qualified from their Champions League group.
A court in Spain is expected to give an outcome on the case at a later date.
Maarten Stekelenburg to rejoin Ajax
Meanwhile, Maarten Stekelenburg will rejoin Ajax in August on a free transfer. The 37-year-old, who was part of the Netherlands World Cup squad in 2010, made his debut for Ajax in 2002, and he has signed a one-year deal.
During his stay in England, he had handled the posts for Fulham and Southampton. The goalie will now stay at Everton until the end of the Premier League season.
He has been Everton’s back-up keeper after joining the Toffees four seasons and played 26 times.