Former Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has been fined £343,000 for deliberately defaulting on tax.
Between April 2014 and April 2017, a duration that covers his entire tenure as Manchester City boss e, the Chilean manager avoided £816,579.80 according to a government report published on Monday.
In July, it was revealed that a record 329 professional footballers are under investigation for suspected tax avoidance – a number which has dramatically risen from 93 in the previous term.
The team reportedly attempt to crack down on tax avoidance through image rights, in which clubs pay players more to be able to use their image in advertising and endorsement campaigns.
After a short spell in China, the Chilean returned to England in an attempt to emulate his City success at West Ham. He was dismissed after a year and a half in December 2019 with the Hammers sitting in 17th place.