Chelsea Team Doctor Eva Carneiro Sidelined from match-day duties after felling foul of manager Jose Mourinho, according to British media reports on Tuesday.
The team manager Jose Mourinho criticized Doctor Eva Carneiro after she ran into the pitch for her effort to treat player maker, Eden Hazard in injury time or stoppage time of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Swansea City at home on Saturday, Mourinho said she did not “understand the game”.
After Carneiro received a support from fans, she wrote on her Facebook page: “I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated.”
Reports said that even as the former Chelsea Team Doctor Eva Carneiro would continue in her role as first-team doctor, Carneiro would no longer attend games or training sessions or enter the team hotel.
Jose Mourinho thought that the Doctor had been wrong to ran for Eden Hazard’s aid as his side pushed for a winner against Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
“I wasn’t happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game,” he made his feelings open to reporters after the match. If you go to the pitch to assist a player, then you must be sure that a player has a serious problem. I was sure that Eden didn’t have a serious problem. He had a knock and was very tired. My medical department left me with eight fit outfield players in a counter-attack after a set-piece and we were worried we didn’t have enough players left.”
Doctor Carneiro joined the club in February 2009 and was promoted to the role of first-team doctor and assistant medical director by the former Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas, in 2011.
The Telegraph and the Mail said her role had been changed as part of a shake-up of back-room staff by Mourinho. The fans are now asking, if Doctor Eva really deserve the demotion just for performing her duty in the pitch last Saturday?