Eva Carneiro: Doctor's treatment by Jose Mourinho condemned by Fifa chief

The Blues boss is set to face the media today

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been criticised by Professor Jiri Dvorak, the chief medical officer at Fifa, after Dr Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn had their responsibilities cut back.

The pair rushed onto the pitch in the latter stages of the opening weekend 2-2 draw with Swansea City to treat Eden Hazard, after being called on by referee Michael Oliver, only to be greeted with the fury of their manager upon their return to the bench.

The Portuguese boss believed they were 'naive' to treat the Belgian international, meaning he had to leave the field temporarily, when Chelsea were already down to ten men following the dismissal of Thibaut Courtois.

Carneiro and Fearn have been punished and are not expected to be on the bench for Sunday’s Premier League match away to Manchester City.

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Jose Mourinho was clearly enraged by the pair

Mourinho, meanwhile, is expected to face the media today where is will be asked why he has responded so furiously towards the pair.

Professor Dvorak told the Daily Telegraph: "In medical aspects, in medical diagnosis, the manager has nothing to say. This is our professional law and our ethical duty to look after the players’ health."

Asked if a manager or head coach could theatrically tell their medical team not to enter the field of play, he added: "I can’t see such a situation and we have to defend the position of the doctor.

 

"Everyone involved has to respect the fact the doctor is in charge. I don’t want to interfere with the club as such, but I would endorse clearly what the team doctor and the physiotherapist did. When they were asked, they had to come on to the pitch."

Despite remaining as the Blues' club doctor, Carneiro is now no longer allowed to attend matches, training sessions or even enter the team hotel. With her position becoming more perilous, she may seek legal advice as the possibility of constructive dismissal increasing.

Chelsea have so far refused to comment on the matter with the Premier League club regarding it as an internal employment issue.

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