ROME - Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has
agreed to pay a 13,000-euro fine to settle a
disciplinary case over an altercation with a journalist, the
Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Thursday.
The club, who are eight points clear at the top of Serie A,
also agreed to pay 20,000 euros over Mourinho's behaviour after
he was charged with insulting the journalist and "gripping his
forearms" following the 1-1 draw with Atalanta in December.
"The National Disciplinary Commission upheld the settlement
request made by the coach's and the club's lawyers and ordered a
fine of 13,000 and 20,000 euros respectively," read a statement
on the FIGC's website.
The 47-year-old, who has frequently lamented the grilling he
gets from Italian media, said he snapped because the journalist
had been standing by the team bus for months despite his
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