Jose Mourinho gets suspended jail sentence, fined 2mn euro for tax fraud

Jose Mourinho. [Photo credit: Skysports]
Former Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho. [Photo credit: Skysports]

Jose Mourinho has reached a deal with Spanish authorities on a one-year suspended sentence for tax fraud, the BBC reports quoting popular Spanish paper, El Mundo.

The Manchester United manager has been involved in the scandal since his time as coach of Spanish giants, Real Madrid.

Mourinho was also fined about €2 million (about N800 million), according to the reports.

The Portuguese was accused of owing nearly €3.3 million in undeclared image rights revenue for 2011 and 2012, when he was Real Madrid manager. He had denied wrongdoing and said he paid all the taxes he owed.

The Manchester United manager is not, however, expected to serve jail term as under Spanish laws, a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation, Reuters reports

Other football stars who have been investigated or found guilty of tax offences in Spain include Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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