Eva Carneiro latest: Jose Mourinho and Chelsea given court date to reach settlement

The case could yet go to an employment tribunal

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Eva Carneiro, Chelsea and former Blues manager Jose Mourinho have been given a court date in which they will be able to discuss a possible settlement regarding the former's claim of constructive dismissal.

The parties involved will attend a private hearing in front of a High Court judge on March 7 where the former Chelsea medic's lawyers are expected to outline their demands for a settlement.  

If an agreement cannot be reached between Carneiro and the Premier League club, the case will go to an employment tribunal, which would take place in June.

The case relates to Carneiro's exit from the club following a very public falling out with Mourinho.

The then Chelsea manager was furious with Carneiro for coming on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during Chelsea's match with Swansea. Chelsea were already reduced to 10-men and Carneiro's intervention meant that Hazard had to leave the pitch, temporarily reducing the team to nine players. 


Mourinho, who is widely tipped to be named Manchester United manager in the summer, has already been cleared by the Football Association of aiming sexist abuse towards Carneiro during the incident at Stamford Bridge in August.