Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has escaped punishment, despite publicly criticising his medical staff in a manner which could have gone against the Premier League’s code of conduct for managers, the Daily Express report.
Rule seven of the code states: “A manager shall not make public any unfair criticism of any match official or any other manager or any player, official or employee of his or another club.”
The Blues boss’ conduct was called into question after he branded club doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn naive, and suggested they did not understand the game following an incident on the opening day of the new Premier League season (via Express).
In the dying moments of the clash against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge, Eden Hazard went down after a strong challenge, which prompted the medical staff to be called onto the pitch to treat the Belgian.
The Portuguese appeared to be furious following their intervention as it meant that the champions had just nine men on the pitch temporarily upon the restart of play – with Thibaut Courtois having already been sent off – as Hazard had to leave the pitch.
And while his criticism seemed unfair at the time – as the Independent suggested that the team would have probably been called on by referee Michael Oliver – it has been deemed that he did not breach the code of conduct.
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