Mour­inho avoids jail by agree­ing fine for tax fraud

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JOSE Mour­inho has ac­cepted a one-year prison sen­tence for tax fraud in Spain – but has avoided jail after ex­chang­ing the sen­tence for a £1.75mil­lion fine.

Span­ish pros­e­cu­tors said the for­mer Manch­ester United man­ager failed to de­clare rev­enues from im­age rights in Span­ish tax dec­la­ra­tions from 2011 and 2012, when he was coach of Real Madrid, “with the aim of ob­tain­ing il­licit prof­its”.

The news caps a mis­er­able 24 hours for Mour­inho (above) who took a tum­ble at an ice hockey game in Rus­sia.

The claim was filed against Mour­inho last year on two counts of tax fraud com­mit­ted be­fore the Por­tuguese left the Bern­abeu in 2013 to re­turn to Chelsea as man­ager.

Span­ish tax au­thor­i­ties claimed Mour­inho owed £3m – he had al­ready set­tled a pre­vi­ous claim re­lat­ing to his Span­ish taxes after a 2014 in­quiry, which re­sulted in a £1.1m fine. AUS­TRALIA is the only con­ti­nent on Earth with­out an ac­tive vol­cano

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