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Mourinho reaches agreement with Spanish tax authorities

According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the Manchester United manager has admitted to the crimes and will pay a hefty fine to close the legal proceedings.

El técnico portugués del Manchester Unted, José Mourinho.
Eddie KeoghReuters

According to Spanish paper El Mundo, Manchester United manager José Mourinho has reached an agreement with the prosecution to close their legal proceedings for tax fraud.

Mourinho admits tax crimes

The Portuguese coach admitted that he committed two crimes against the Spain's public treasury while in charge of Real Madrid, due to the way his image rights were taxed. By doing so, he has agreed to pay a fine in the region of 800,000 euros and commute a prison sentence that had been set at twelve months.

The daily newspaper confirms that the agreement is now closed although is not yet official, something that is expected to happen in the coming weeks. Mourinho's case is different from the many high-profiled players that have been investigated by the tax authorities in Spain. And it is that the Treasury that investigated him for incidents in 2011 and 2012, reaching the conclusion that there was a crime involving fraud worth 3.3 million euros.

Mourinho paid a total of 4.4 million euros in July 2015 to bring his situation back to normal.


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