Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lived up to his outspoken reputation once again in an incident that involved him criticizing team doctor Eva Carneiro. She has since been relieved of match-day bench duties.
Australian cricket team doctor Peter Brukner weighed in on the controversy surrounding Mourinho and Carneiro.
Brukner formerly served on Liverpool’s medical team and said he was “appalled” by Mourinho’s behaviour.
“I thought it was appalling behaviour by the manager. The medical staff deserves a public apology, and I’m very disappointed the club hasn’t come out and done something to support them,” Brukner told talkSPORT
Carneiro was scolded by Mourinho for treating Eden Hazard toward the end of the Blues’ 2-2 season-opening draw against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho was angry about only nine Chelsea players being on the field for a short period.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was shown a red card following a high foot on Swans striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
The Portuguese manager gave his side of the story after the match.
“I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive,” Mourinho said, according to The Metro.
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Carneiro was stripped of her match-day position as a result, but she will continue to serve as the Blues’ first-team doctor.
Mourinho has never been afraid to speak his mind, but this may be one of the most controversial moments of his career.
It remains to be seen whether he will apologise.