Mourinho fined for tax fraud in Spain in lieu of jail time

File Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful coaches in modern European soccer winning league titles with Chelsea Inter Milan Real Madrid and Porto

However, it's understood the Special One will not serve time in jail.

Mourinho, who pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud, has been fined €2 million.

Spanish prosecutors have accused Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros (1.82 million USA dollars) in 2011 and 1.7 million euros (1.94 million US dollars) in 2012.

The former Manchester United manager was accused of owing Spanish tax authorities almost €3.3 million (£2.9million).




Mourinho had the "aim of obtaining illicit profits".

Mourinho already paid 1.14 million euros in 2015 as an administrative penalty and the deal stipulates that prosecutors won't oppose that this amount be deduced from the overall fine. He said he left the country in 2013 with the "information and the conviction" that he was up to date with his tax obligations.

The Portuguese was given the honour of making the first puck drop on Monday at the Kontinental Hockey League game between Avangard Omsk and SKA St. Petersburg.

He was sacked by United in December after a poor start to the season and unrest from fans and players. Before Mourinho was appointed United boss back in 2016, it emerged that the trademark to his name was owned by his former club Chelsea, which held up the hiring process.

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