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Jose Mourinho accepts one-year suspended prison sentence as Man Utd boss is accused of tax evasion in Spain

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to accept a one-year suspended prison sentence over tax evasion during his time in Spain.

According to the Metro, Mourinho will not serve any time behind bars due to Spanish laws being somewhat lenient on first-time offenders.

The report states Mourinho is the latest of a number of big names to land themselves in trouble as Spain tighten up their tax laws, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano have also been found guilty of tax evasion in recent times.

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Mourinho seems to have accepted charges of using offshore bank accounts to avoid paying the proper amount of tax, according to the Metro.

The 55-year-old’s tricky start to this season just seems to continue after his difficulties at Old Trafford so far this term. United haven’t exactly hit the ground running this season, with two defeats from their opening four games.

Moreover, the football hasn’t always been exactly great but things are beginning to pick up with a 2-0 away win over Burnley.

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