Mourinho avoids jail by agreeing fine for tax fraud
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