Eva Carneiro to be axed from Chelsea’s bench by Jose Mourinho [Telegraph]
Eva Carneiro’s place on the Chelsea bench is under threat after the club doctor’s role was significantly changed as part of a backroom shake-up by manager Jose Mourinho.
The timing of the changes will raise a number of questions after Carneiro was publicly criticised by Mourinho, following the 2-2 Premier League draw against Swansea City.
It is understood that while Carneiro will remain Chelsea’s first-team doctor, she will not attend training sessions, games or enter the hotel. As things stand, she is not expected to be on the bench for Sunday’s trip to Manchester City.
Carneiro, however, will still carry out her work with first-team players at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground in what is being seen as a re-tasking of duties.It remains to be seen whether Carneiro will accept her new lower-profile role long term, although she is not the only member of Mourinho’s staff to have their working arrangements changed.
Over the summer, Mourinho has made a number of changes to the ways in which members of his support staff work and there will be more to follow.
Mourinho suggested that club doctor Carneiro did not “understand the game” after she attempted to treat Eden Hazard in stoppage time of Chelsea’s draw against Swansea.
In her Facebook post, Carneiro responded by writing: “I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated.”
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