Jose Mourinho 'gets suspended jail sentence' for tax fraud

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he places no blame on Paul Pogba for his penalty miss against Burnley.

First-time offenders in Spain do not normally serve jail sentences of two years or less - meaning the one-year jail term Mourinho has reportedly accepted for two counts of tax fraud will nearly certainly be suspended at a later date after the investigating court has been officially informed of the situation.

The Portuguese was accused of owing almost €3.3 million (NZ$5.8 million) in undeclared image rights revenue for 2011 and 2012 - an allegation he disputed.

Zidane left Real Madrid in the summer after guiding the club to three consecutive Champions League titles and he is thought to be keen on a move to Manchester should it arise.

Talks between Mourinho's lawyers and Spanish tax authorities have resulted in an agreement, which will see Mourinho accept in writing that he concealed from the tax authorities his income from image rights in the years 2011 and 2012 when he was managing Real Madrid reports Metro UK.

According to Celebrity Networth, Mourinho is worth $50 million (£39 million) and earns $27 million (£21 million).

The former footballer player is viewed by some as one of the best managers in the world.

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In 2017, Mourinho became the first coach to have spent more than $1.38 billion on transfers.

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"I keep saying, for me, it's not important, it's nice, of course, it's nice, but it's not important because they support the team", the 55-year-old added.

Mourinho is often referred to as "The Special One" and has referred to himself using the nickname in the past.

United started the season with two defeats from their first three games, but Mourinho drew the focus onto himself, rather than performances on the pitch, with a number of eye-catching public statements, including quoting German philosopher Georg Hegel and asking for more "respect" for his achievements.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright said on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday evening (8:50pm, September 3, 2018) that Everton would be a good club for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

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