Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has received a public apology after settling her case against the Premier League club and its former manager, Jose Mourinho.
Carneiro had claimed constructive dismissal by the Premier League club and sexual discrimination by Mourinho, who she alleges abused her on the opening day of the Premier League season last August after she had entered the field of play to treat Eden Hazard.
Mourinho had labeled the club’s medical staff “naive” for treating Hazard with his team already down to 10 men. Carneiro was dropped from first-team duties after the contest and left the club six weeks later. The Portuguese coach, now in charge of Manchester United, was fired four months after the incident.
A statement from Chelsea read: “The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr. Carneiro leaving the club and apologizes unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused.
“We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr. Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first.
“Dr. Carneiro has always put the interests of the club’s players first. Dr. Carneiro is a highly competent and professional sports doctor. She was a valued member of the club’s medical team and we wish her every success in her future career.
“Jose Mourinho also thanks Dr. Carneiro for the excellent and dedicated support she provided as First Team Doctor and he wishes her a successful career.”