Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mounrinho has accepted terms of a jail term and fine handed him in Spain over tax evasion.
Spanish prosecutors sentenced Mourinho to 12 months in prison as part of a deal reached in a tax fraud case.
Mourinho accepted a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of close to €2.2m after admitting to tax fraud during his time in Spain’s La Liga with Real Madrid.
Prosecutors said Mourinho, who has also coaches FC Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, failed to declare revenues from image rights in Spanish tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, when he was coach at Madrid.
The sentnece, which came after Mourinho was said to have evaded tax with the aim of obtaining illicit profits, capped a miserable 24 hours for ‘The Special One,’ 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 for a second spell as their manager.
Mourinho was invited as a special guest to the game between SKA St Petersburg and Avangard Omsk, but slipped and fell on the ice
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 penalty of £1.1m.
However, tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said.
The Mourinho settlement comes amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving soccer stars in Spain.
In June, former Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo reached a similar deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay a 18.8 million euro fine in a tax evasion case.