Eva Carneiro reaches settlement at tribunal with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho

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Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has reached a settlement with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho over claims of constructive dismissal.

Mourinho was in attendance at the full employment tribunal on Tuesday, with Carneiro giving evidence in the case after suggestions that she had rejected a £1.2m settlement offer from the club a day earlier.

However, it didn’t take long for the parties to eventually agree to settle with talks eventually concluding at around 3.30pm.

The case revolved around the incident last year during Chelsea’s clash with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge, with both Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn entering the pitch to tend to Eden Hazard.

Mourinho’s furious reaction was picked up by cameras, while both were demoted with Carneiro eventually leaving the club.

The news was later confirmed on the club’s official website: “Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Dr Carneiro which brings her employment tribunal proceedings against the club and Jose Mourinho to an end.

“The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises 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.”

Meanwhile, Carneiro also released a statement of her own echoing the sentiments above, as she now looks to put the controversy behind her and continue with her career.

“I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal case,” the statement read, according to Sky Sports. “It has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life.

“My priority has always been the health and safety of the players and fulfilling my duty of care as a doctor. In running onto the pitch to treat a player, who requested medical attention, I was following the rules of the game and fulfilling my medical responsibilities.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me including my husband, family and friends and members of the football community.”

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