Mourinho faces touchline ban

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Internazionale coach Jose Mourinho has been hit with a one-match touchline ban by the Italian Football Federation.

Mourinho was cited by the referee after the Portuguese coach angrily berated the fourth official during Sunday's 2-1 win over Cagliari.

He was outraged when Cagliari's Davide Astori avoided a second yellow card. Mourinho was sent to the stands and has since been fined 15,000 euros.

He will now be forced to watch Wednesday's Serie A clash with Napoli from the San Siro directors' box.

Lazio striker Tommaso Rocchi believes he will be fit for Sunday's Serie A clash with Palermo.

Rocchi has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for the past four weeks but has now set his sights on a weekend return.

"It's too early to know my true condition," said the striker, who scored on his first start of the season against Atalanta in late August.

"Only a miracle would see me take the field on Wednesday night against Parma. I hope to be available on Sunday."

Atalanta have sacked coach Angelo Gregucci and replaced him with Antonio Conte.

Former Juventus midfielder Conte has been out of management since leaving Bari in the summer despite leading the club to promotion to Serie A.

Conte was strongly linked with the coaching vacancy at Juve after deciding to end his short but successful stint at Bari, but the job at the Turin club eventually went to another former player in Ciro Ferrara.

Gregucci was axed after Atalanta suffered their fourth consecutive defeat of the new season at the weekend.

"Atalanta would like to communicate that Antonio Conte has been appointed as coach of the first team," confirmed a brief statement.

"The club would like to thank Angelo Gregucci and his staff and wish him the best for the future."