Manchester United of England’s manager, Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year suspended prison sentence to settle a £2.9 million tax evasion fraud case he was facing in Spain.

The settlement comes amid a growing list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain.

According to El Mundo, a Spanish newspaper, Mourinho was handed a six-month sentence for each of the two financial crimes he was accused of.

Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first time offender can be served on probation.

Spanish prosecutors had in 2017 filed a claim against the Portuguese-born Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he was in charge at Real Madrid.

Former Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier this year accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence after reaching a deal with prosecutors over his tax fraud case.

Ronaldo also agreed to pay a fine of more than £15 million after pleading guilty to evading £13.1million in tax on image rights between 2011 and 2014.