Mourinho accepts one year in prison in Spanish tax case

Soccer Football – Premier League – Burnley v Manchester United – Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain – September 2, 2018 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho celebrates their second goal. (Reuters pic) 

MADRID: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve one year in prison in a tax evasion case, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Mourinho is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation. The Spanish tax agency was not immediately available for comment.