Manchester City ace Riyad Mahrez blasted for failing to pay £3,612 to cash-strapped nanny


FOOTBALL moneybags Riyad Mahrez was blasted after a judge ordered him to pay £3,612 to his children’s nanny.

Filipino Catalina “Cathy” Miraflores, 52, earned £12 an hour. But the £200,000-a-week star, bought by Manchester City for £60million, withheld promised expenses and overtime cash.

Riyad Mahrez has been ordered to pay £3,612 to his children’s nanny
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Filipino Cathy said she was ‘shocked’ at Riyad’s ‘greed and manipulation’
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Mum-of-one Cathy said of Mahrez, 28: “He’s a cheapskate. I worked hard all hours. I just wanted my money.”

The winger refused to hand her £3,612 — around an hour’s money from his £200,000 a week with the Premier League champions.

Cathy, 52, said: “I worked really, really hard for that money. But he had not paid me. I didn’t know what to do.

“I was at their beck and call 24 hours a day.

“I slept in the same room as the children so if they woke up I had to deal with that.

“I couldn’t go home. I was there in Manchester and had to work all hours.

“There was never any problem with my work. I worked all of those hours and should be paid.


“Mahrez earns £200,000 a week. I don’t want to destroy anyone’s reputation — I just wanted my money. He’s a cheapskate.”

Cathy first got a job with Mahrez and wife Rita, both 28, through an agency in March last year.

They were living in North London with their two young daughters while he played for Leicester City.

Cathy was paid £12 an hour to work five days a week at his rented seven-bedroom mansion.

Bank records show Algerian international Mahrez deposited her salary via a bank transfer every two or three weeks.
Cathy said he also agreed to pay overtime and expenses.

Filipino Cathy rented a room in a shared house nearby and managed to send home £1,000 a month to pay for her daughter’s schooling.

She said: “At the beginning there was no problem. When in London they paid. There was never a problem with overtime.”

Cathy first got a job with Mahrez and wife Rita through an agency in March last year
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At the end of the 2018 season Mahrez signed for City in a £60million deal and the family moved to Manchester.

Cathy stayed at their city centre apartment from Monday to Friday. She said: “It was no longer an 8am until 6pm role.”

She still received her £600-a-week wages but ended up being owed for overtime and expenses. In November she finally walked out.

Cathy had billed a total of £7,146 — which included the basic £3,000 for five weeks work at £12 an hour.

She had added an extra £4,146 for overtime, which she itemised, and expenses such as food for the children and taxis paid from her own pocket.

Bank records show Mahrez paid £2,400 on November 21, then £1,000 the following day to cover a fifth week of work.

Four days later on November 26 the ace transferred £1,136 for overtime and expenses.


Cathy says that is the last payment she received — leaving her thousands of pounds out of pocket. Yet in a message sent to

Cathy, Rita wrote: “I am shocked at your greed and manipulation.”

Cathy replied: “I only want my wages. Pls.”

On November 27 Cathy wrote: “Hi ritz would you like I come back? thanks.”

She received no reply.

In January Cathy decided to take legal action and the case went before the ­Manchester Employment Tribunal. Mahrez and his wife did not attend the ­hearing on June 11.

It is understood he was already with Algeria preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.


This week Judge John Sherratt ruled in Cathy’s favour and ordered Mahrez to hand over the unpaid cash.

The ruling reads: “The respondents (Mr Riyad Mahrez and Mrs Rita Mahrez) have made an unauthorised deduction from the claimant’s (Miss Catalina Miraflores) wages and are ordered to pay damages to the claimant the net sum of £3,612.

“The respondents, in breach of contract, have failed to pay certain expenses to the claimant and are ordered to pay damages to the claimant in the sum of £150.”

Mahrez has until next Thursday to comply.

On Sunday the Algerian skipper scored his side’s second in a 2-0 win over Kenya in the Africa Cup of Nations. Mahrez married Rita, who was born in Germany but grew up in Kent, in 2015.

He won the PFA Player of the Year award when Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016 and picked up another title with his new club in May.

A spokesman for the star did not want to comment on the tribunal ruling.

Cathy says she was on call 24 hours a day for the children of Riyad Mahrez
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Cathy says she worked hard for her relatively low wages[/caption]

Man City winger Riyad Mahrez refused to hand Cathy £3,612, which is around an hour’s wages for him
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Mahrez playing for his national side Algeria[/caption]


Mahrez celebrates scoring against Kenya earlier this month[/caption]


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