Jose Mourinho is good at deploying a defensive tactic popularly called 'parking the bus'.

As he faces tax fraud allegations, the Portuguese gaffer may have put up a stout defense to prove his innocence.

Mourinho has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of £2.91m while he was in charge of Real Madrid - in 2011 and 2012 as it was claimed he benefited from not declaring his income from the use of image rights.

The Manchester United gaffer says he has not been contacted by the Spanish authorities, insisting his taxes while in Spain were in order.

A statement published on Mourinho's behalf read: "Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today.

"To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, not the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process.

"Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41%, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years 2011 and 2012 and entering into a settlement agreement regarding 2013.

"The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations."