The Football Medical Association says it is “extremely disappointed” that Eva Carneiro will not be resuming her full duties as Chelsea’s first team doctor.
Carneiro was dropped from all first-team activities after she ran onto the pitch in the closing stages of the opening weekend draw with Swansea on August 8.
The news has invited criticism from within the FA board room, with board member Heather Rabbatts expressing her “sadness and anger” at Dr Carneiro’s departure.
Carneiro is being advised by the law firm Mischon de Reya and it has been claimed by lawyers that she will have a case for constructive dismissal against Chelsea.
Having joined the club in 2009 it seems that Carneiro’s career at Chelsea is set to end on a sour note.
If that were not enough, Women in Football has stepped up to the plate and provided further evidence through video footage and a translator’s report, previously confirmed, that demonstrates Chelsea’s main man did, in fact, single the former female doctor out. It is now clear that she has departed the club – as revealed by MailOnline yesterday.
“Her departure raises a serious question on how players are safeguarded if their medical support is compromised”, said Rabbatts.
She was due to return to work last Friday but it is understood she has not been seen at the training ground and is considering her legal position.
Fearn was also demoted from the first team but Mourinho has been accused of singling out Carneiro for personal criticism by referring to her gender after the Swansea game.
He said: “I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive”.
Gibraltar-born Carneiro is reported to have sought advice from a London law firm over the past few weeks, although they too refused to comment on Tuesday.
“Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game”.
Skeptics, however, were quick to point out that it seemed awfully odd that Carneiro’s gender would only become an issue when Mourinho took over previous year.
FA officials said on Monday the video evidence that was submitted as part of the complaint was still being reviewed.