Brazil Coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, 65, is set to face a criminal investigation over allegations of tax evasion involving £5.7million .
The coach, who will lead the Selecao on home soil as he looks to win a second World Cup this summer, is believed to have come under investigation from the Portuguese government over £5.7million of unreported income, according to Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S.Paulo.
The claim, according to Dutch reports, dated back to when Scolari was in charge of the Portugal national side, between 2003 and 2008.
Dutch daily Het Financieele Dagblad published a document alleging that Scolari did not declare the income and that the funds were transferred to an account in Miami.
The allegations come less than a month before the start of the World Cup and the attorney general’s office in Portugal confirmed a criminal investigation had been opened but gave no further details.
“I am absolutely convinced of the correctness of my declarations,” said a statement from former Chelsea boss Scolari.
“If there is something wrong, it is not of my doing.”