Chelsea and Jose Mourinho have reached a settlement deal with ex-team doctor, Eva Carneiro “on confidential terms”.
The case was due to be heard over seven to 10 days until June 24, but a settlement has been agreed on the second day of Carneiro’s employment tribunal proceedings.
“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,” read a statement on Chelsea’s official website.
“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.
“Mourinho also thanks Dr Carneiro for the excellent and dedicated support she provided as First Team Doctor and he wishes her a successful career.”
It is understood that Carneiro, who left Stamford Bridge in September after being dropped from first-team duties, rejected a £1.2m settlement from the Premier League club after she claimed constructive dismissal.
However, after Mourinho turned up for the second day’s proceedings in Croydon on Tuesday afternoon, an agreement was reached.
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