Jose Mourinho agreed a prison term in Spain for tax fraud. However, he will not go to jail.
Spain court indicted Jose Mourinho a one-year prison sentence. It will be exchanged for a fine of €182,500. That will be added to a separate fine of €2m.
Mourinho was accused of owing €3.3m to Spanish tax authorities from his time managing Real Madrid in 2011-2012.
According to the prosecutor’s statement, he had created offshore companies to manage his image rights and hide the earnings from tax officials. Image rights cover the use of a person’s likeness, voice, signature and mannerisms.
Mourinho moved to Manchester United in 2016.
He is the latest high-profile football personality pursued for tax evasion or fraud by the country’s many resident star players.