Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made a controversial decision to ban team doctors Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn from their match-day bench positions.
Mourinho continues to stand by his criticism despite the backlash against him, according to BBC Sport.
However, the Chelsea boss insists that he has a “good relationship” with his medical staff.
Carneiro may take action against Mourinho though, and it is being reported by BBC Sport that she is looking for legal advice.
The Chelsea manager did not say whether he regretted his behavior, but he shared information about his relationship with the team’s medical staff, while praising them.
“They tell me they have never been praised as much as they have done by me in the last couple of years,” Mourinho said.
“They also told me that we have had disagreements during that period, we need disagreements to improve. We work together and we improve together.”
Mourinho’s anger stemmed from an incident when Carneiro went on to the pitch to care for midfielder Eden Hazard, which reduced the number of Chelsea players to nine for a brief period of time.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had been shown a red card before that incident, which likely contributed to Mourinho’s frustration.
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