Jose Mourinho accepts a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud

Mourinho was accused of owing Spanish tax authorities

Jose Mourinho has agreed to a one-year prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud.

Mourinho was accused of owing Spanish tax authorities nearly €3.3 million.

It is understood that he won't spend any time in prison, as under Spanish law, first-time offenders do not normally serve jail time for sentences of two years or less.

It is reported by the Mirror that the former Manchester United manager will also pay a fine of around £1.75 million after appearing at the Provincial Court on Tuesday to accept the sanction.

He seemingly accepted a six-month term for each of the two tax-related crimes he was accused of, totalling a one-year suspended sentence.

Mourinho has in the past played down charges and insisted that he left Spain with the “Information and conviction his tax situation was perfectly legal”.

Mourinho is yet to return to management following his dismissal by Old Trafford chiefs, while interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned around the fortunes of the Manchester club.

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