The Football Association have cleared Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho of any wrongdoing after he was accused of using abusive language towards club doctor Eva Carneiro.
The former Real Madrid manager was visibly unhappy with Dr. Careneiro during the Blues’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City on the openind day of the season, but the FA have announced it “is satisfied that the words used do not constitute discriminatory language under FA Rules”.
Carneiro, who was downgraded from her position and axed from the Chelsea dugout for treating Eden Hazard in the dying minutes of the match, has since left Stamford Bridge following the incident and is reportedly taking legal action against the club.
Speaking after the draw with Swansea, Mourinho voiced his frustration at the decision to enter the field: “I wasn’t happy with my medical staff because even if you are a medical doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game,” he said.
“You have to know that when you have one player less and, in the end, you go on to the pitch to assist a player then you must be sure that a player has a serious problem.
“I was sure that Eden didn’t have a serious problem. He had a knock and was very tired.
“My medical department left me with eight fit players in a counter-attack after a set piece and we were worried we didn’t have enough players left.”