José Mourinho fined €2 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Following on from guilty verdicts handed to footballers including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, a Spanish court has fined ‘football manager without a club’ José Mourinho €2 million euros for the €3.3 million image rights revenue that he failed to declare while manager of Real Madrid between 2011-2012.

Mourinho was also handed a one-year jail sentence, suspended.

Say reports, he will also have to pay “all the costs of the case” and will lose the right to obtain fiscal incentives and/ or subsidies for two years.

Says the Independent newspaper, the news “continues a bad week for Mourinho after he was involved in an embarrassing incident on Monday while appearing at an ice hockey match in Russia. Having accepted an invitation as guest starter for Avangard Omsk’s Kontinental Hockey League match against SKA St Petersburg, Mourinho completed the ceremonial task of dropping the puck before slipping on a red carpet and crashing to the ice in front of fans and media”.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com