Uli Hoeness, the president of Germany's richest and most successful football club Bayern Munich, will stand trial for tax evasion in March.
Hoeness announced in April this year that he has voluntarily alerted tax authorities to a Swiss bank account he held, created for stock market trading. He had said it was a personal account dedicated to gambling large amounts, which had been hit when the dotcom bubble burst.
The charges of the prosecutor's office were admitted for trial which is set to start on March 10.
Despite the impending trial over the charges, Bayern have released a statement saying that the board's position is he should remain as chairman.
The ex-West Germany striker, who won three European cups with Bayern, spent 30 years as the club's general manager before being elected as president in 2009.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner