Eva Carneiro, who left Chelsea in September after being publicly criticised by the Blues’ former manager Jose Mourinho on the opening weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season, is understood to have quit football.
The 42-year-old is currently involved in a legal battle with her former employers, with the case expected to go to a full public hearing after no settlement was reached at a private employment tribunal earlier this month.
Carneiro, who is suing for breach of contract and constructive dismissal, has landed herself a new job back in her native Gibraltar, according to Goal.
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A post on the Gibraltar Specialist Medical Clinic’s Facebook page confirms: "As Sports Medicine and Exercise Medicine Consultant Doctor Eva specialises in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals. Sports and Exercise medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine.
"She is able to treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes.
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"Dr Carneiro will also advise on managing and preventing injuries, sports and exercise nutrition, supplementation and performance enhancement."
Carneiro leaves football after Mourinho altercation
Shortly after Carneiro’s departure from Chelsea, there were rumours linking her with several English football clubs, including Charlton Athletic.
However, it now appears that the former Chelsea doctor has decided to leave football altogether following her humiliating altercation with Mourinho and subsequent exit from Stamford Bridge.
Carneiro and her former colleague Jon Fearne were described as “impulsive and naive” by an incensed Mourinho after they raced onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard at a key point in the Blues’s 2-2 draw against Swansea City.
"Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary, on the bench you have to understand the game,” Mourinho told reporters after the game.
Rabbatts 'sad and angry' after Carneiro left Chelsea
Six weeks later - with her role at the club downgraded - Carneiro made the decision to leave Chelsea.
Heather Rabbatts, chair of the Football Association’s Inclusion Advisory Board, expressed her "sadness and anger" at the news.
"Her departure raises a serious question on how players are safeguarded if their medical support is compromised," she was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
"The footage of the abuse she has endured in silence from the stands during her career is something we should all be ashamed of.
"I hope that Eva's own situation can be resolved quickly and positively and that she will be able to continue to work in a senior position within the game."
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