Mourinho accepts one-year jail sentence for tax frau

Mourinho accepts one-year jail sentence for tax frau

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suffered another embarrassing slip-up as he ceremonially opened an ice hockey match in Russian Federation.

However, the former Manchester United manager will not set foot in a prison cell, as it is a first time, non-violent offence and the sentence is smaller than two years.

Mourinho is one of the most successful coaches in modern European soccer, winning league titles with Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Porto.

However, he struck a deal with Spanish prosecutors a year ago that was ratified in court Tuesday. These charges relate to undeclared revenue regarding image rights in 2011 and 2012, when Mourinho was manager of Real Madrid.

He had previously paid a fine of 1.14 million euros in 2015 for an administrative offense related to the same case. He had already paid part of what he owed previous year.


José Mourinho has admitted tax fraud in Spain but avoided a jail term after agreeing to pay a fine.

According to the agreement seen by AFP, The Special One accepted a one-year jail sentence, which was immediately commuted to a fine of 182,500 euros (208,461 USA dollars).

The 56-year-old has been without a club since December when United fired him for poor results.

Mourinho's plea deal comes two weeks after former Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo pleaded guilty to tax fraud from the time he played in Spain.

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