Chelsea’s club doctor Eva Carneiro’s future with the Premier League champions appears to be in some doubt, after she was reportedly told that she was not to attend training sessions or matches, according to the Daily
The news of her reduced duties comes just days after Blues boss Jose Mourinho publicly criticised her for running onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during the latter stages of their draw with Swansea City (via Daily Mirror).
The Portuguese accused the doctor – who has been working with the first-team at Stamford Bridge since 2011 – of not understanding the game, as the treatment meant that the Belgian had to leave the pitch temporarily.
“I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive,” he claimed.
The criticism saw widespread condemnation of the Chelsea boss, and Carneiro sent a message of thanks to all those who had sent her messages of support (via Telegraph).
There is little indication about whether Carneiro’s reduced responsibilities have come as a consequence of what happened during the clash against Garry Monk’s side, but the Telegraph suggest that she is not the only one of Chelsea’s backroom staff to find their role recently changed.
However, the Telegraph also suggest that it remains to be seen whether Carneiro will accept her new job description.