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Ex-Chelsea doc Eva Carneiro to continue her battle with club

By David Mercer

Published 07/01/2016

Eva Carneiro arrives for the hearing in London yesterday
Eva Carneiro arrives for the hearing in London yesterday
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea FC team doctor Eva Carneiro will continue her legal battle against the Premier League club after failing to reach a settlement at the first hearing in her constructive dismissal case.

Carneiro (42) was joined by her husband, the polar explorer Jason De Carteret, at London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon for a private preliminary hearing before an employment judge.

She is claiming constructive dismissal after she was dropped from first-team duties and later parted company with the club following criticism from then-manager Jose Mourinho.

Carneiro and first-team physio Jon Fearn were branded "impulsive and naive" by Mourinho after they ran on to the pitch to treat star player Eden Hazard on the opening day of the season, leaving Chelsea temporarily down to nine men against Swansea.

Following the three-hour hearing, Mary O'Rourke QC, representing Carneiro, said no settlement had been reached and a date had been fixed for the next hearing.

Carneiro made no comment as she left the tribunal holding hands with her husband.

The couple were surrounded by photographers and cameramen as they entered a waiting taxi which mounted the pavement as it sped off.

The full tribunal is expected to take place in June but a court spokesman refused to give a date.

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