Star-football coach José Mourinho has escaped a trial for tax evasion in Spain, a prison sentence, but must pay two million Euro penalty. In an agreement with the Prosecutor's office in Madrid, the news Agency AFP was on Tuesday, accepted the Ex-coach of Manchester United a conviction to one year's imprisonment, but was converted immediately into a fine of 182.500 euros. In addition, the 56-year-old Portuguese will have to pay 1.98 million Euro penalty.
prison sentences under two years are suspended in Spain, usually on parole.
It's about his time as coach of Real Madrid
Mourinho stood in front of the court, because he hinterzog in the years 2011 and 2012, he coached the Spanish Top club Real Madrid. He is said to have funneled at this time, a total of 3.3 million Euro to the authorities. At Manchester United, Mourinho was fired in December after a series of disappointing games.More about
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Mourinho had already been several prominent footballers in Spain due to tax evasion trial: In January, a court in Madrid has imposed a two-year prison sentence against the Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, turned in a fine of EUR 18.8 million. Also Ronaldo's eternal rival, the Argentinian Lionel Messi, escaped in the summer of 2017 at his trial in Barcelona of a prison sentence. Instead of 21 months in jail, agreed to the payment of 252,000 euros. (AFP)