MILAN — Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has admitted he verbally abused a journalist after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta, but denied that there was physical contact.
Reports after the game said the former Chelsea manager was involved in a confrontation with a reporter at his team bus which led to Mourinho shoving him aside.
The incident now sees league officials and Inter president Massimo Moratti probing the matter after Italy’s sports journalists’ union complained.
“It’s true I insulted one of your colleagues with a word I cannot repeat that was offensive. But it is not true that there was aggressive intent or physical contact,” Mourinho told a news conference on Tuesday.
“I will not make a public apology because the situation was not public but private.
“In front of him, like men, I will be able to talk with him and end this story. Maybe with a bit of humour — I expect a Christmas present from him.”
By Andrea Doni, World-Track Global