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How the Carneiro case unfolded

Published 08/06/2016 | 02:30

Dr Carneiro was due to begin giving evidence but, after last-minute talks, agreed to settle her case against Mourinho and Chelsea. Photo: Getty Images
Dr Carneiro was due to begin giving evidence but, after last-minute talks, agreed to settle her case against Mourinho and Chelsea. Photo: Getty Images

August 8, 2015 - Chelsea's first-team doctor Eva Carneiro runs onto the pitch during the opening day of the season to treat Eden Hazard

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She claimed then manager Jose Mourinho shouted behind her "filha da puta", Portuguese for "daughter of a whore". In a post-match press conference he said the medical staff had been "impulsive and naive".

August 10

Mourinho allegedly tells Steve Atkins, head of communications and PR at Chelsea, that he did not want Carneiro on the bench at the next match, adding: "She works in academy team or ladys (sic) team, not with me."

August 11

Dr Carneiro is stripped of her first-team duties.

September 21

Dr Carneiro resigns from her post with the team. Later that year she claims constructive dismissal against Chelsea, and a separate, but connected, personal legal action against Mourinho for alleged harassment and sex discrimination.

January/February 2016

Talks fail to result in a settlement.

June 6

The tribunal, expected to last up to 10 days and see Mourinho give evidence, begins. In a statement to the tribunal, Mourinho conceded that he used the term "filho da puta", meaning "son of a whore", but insisted he had been using it throughout the match. He said in football "a lot of swear words are used". It also emerges Dr Carneiro allegedly refused an offer of £1.2m to settle.

June 7

Dr Carneiro was due to begin giving evidence but, after last-minute talks, agreed to settle her case against Mourinho and Chelsea. The club apologised to the doctor for the distress caused to her, but former manager Mourinho did not follow Chelsea's lead, instead thanking Dr Carneiro for her services.

Irish Independent

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