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Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho denies hitting press man

Jose Mourinho
Inter will assess Mourinho's behaviour

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has insisted he did not hit a journalist after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Atalanta but has admitted he did insult him.

Mourinho was accused by the Italian Sport Union of Journalists of "physical and verbal aggression" towards Corriere dello Sport reporter Andrea Ramazzotti.

"I don't like journalists near the team bus after a game," said Mourinho.

"I came out of the bus and I insulted him twice. But I did not try to hit him, there was no physical contact."

The former Chelsea coach, 46, added he had been unaware that Ramazzotti had been given permission to be near the team bus.

Mourinho did not attend Sunday's post-match press conference as he was serving a one-game touchline ban.

Inter president Massimo Moratti confirmed earlier this week he would investigate the incident.

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