Ex-Man United manager avoids jail but hit by fine for tax fraud in Spain

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to two million euros. The 56-year-old is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he coached Spanish giants Real Madrid. According to the agreement seen by AFP, Mourinho accepted a one-year jail sentence immediately commuted to a fine of 182,500 euros. The Portuguese coach will also have to pay an additional penalty of 1.98 million euros ($2.3 million). Mourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December following a string of disappointing performances, is the latest high-profile football figure to ...

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