Mourinho accept suspended prison sentence

Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year suspended prison sentence for two tax crimes and fraud of €3.3m whilst living in Spain.

In May, Mourinho pleaded guilty to committing two crimes with regards to evading tax on his image rights against Hacienda in 2011 and 2012, which amounted to €3.3m.

El Mundo now report the sentence has been passed down following an agreement with the Tax Office and the case will now be closed.

The crimes stem from the Portuguese’s tenure at Madrid, but he will now avoid a 12-month prison sentence, allowing him to remain in charge of Manchester United.

First-time offenders in Spain who are handed a sentence of under two years do not serve time behind bars, such as Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The 55-year-old is the latest in a long line of Blancos employees past and present to come under fire for their tax affairs after the likes for Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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