Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho has been sentenced to a suspended prison terms of one year and fined up to 2 million euros as part of a deal with the Public Prosecution as part of a tax evasion case during his time in Spain as coach of Real Madrid.
Mourinho, who was recently sacked from Manchester United, has been in charge of Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013. The tax charged with eviction is distributed at 1.6 million for 2011 and 1.7 million for 2012.
The pursuit of Mourinho comes within the framework of the Spanish judicial system aimed at combating tax evasion in the world of football. Barca’s Argentinian Lionel Messi and former Real Madrid and Italian Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo have reached a similar agreement with the Spanish judiciary.
Mourinho, 56, appeared in December 2016 in the documentation of Football Leaks, unveiled after an investigation into fraud in football.
The International Federation of Investigative Journalism, which led the investigation, accused Mourinho of “concealing 12 million euros of taxes in an account in Switzerland on behalf of a fictitious company registered in the British Virgin Islands.”
Mourinho had been under a tax search in Spain and the figure had been revised to 4.4 million euros, including fines.
Mourinho won three seasons in charge of Real Madrid, La Liga (2012) and the Spanish Cup (2011).