Jose Mourinho fined over tax fraud in Spain but will not serve jail term

Jose Mourinho fined over tax fraud in Spain but will not serve jail term

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has received a one-year suspended sentence after reaching a guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain.

Mourinho will not have to serve time after admitting he defrauded Spanish authorities in 2011 and 2012.


 

Sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders can be suspended in Spain.

 

The ex-Real Madrid coach appeared before a judge in the Spanish capital confirm the plea agreement he had reached with prosecutors. As part of the deal, he also has to pay a fine of nearly 2 million euros (£1.7 million).

 

Mourinho was accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 3.3 million euros (£2.8 million) in unpaid taxes. The money involved revenues from image rights, not salary paid by Real Madrid.

 

The 56-year-old Portuguese coach, recently fired by Manchester United, was in charge of Real Madrid from 2010-13.

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