Where Eva Carneiro is now after Jose Mourinho row, Chelsea court claim and World Cup role

Maharanee Kumari
Eva Carneiro, World Cup role, Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, international news

Eva Carneiro has largely stayed away from the limelight since her very public row with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, but she remains heavily involved in football

Eva Carneiro is now a football club owner and helping with the World Cup seven years on from her row with Jose Mourinho and the resulting Chelsea court claim.

Back in August 2015 the doctor got on the wrong side of then-Blues boss Mourinho by running onto the Stamford Bridge pitch along with chief physio Jon Fearn and treating an injured Eden Hazard, who had to be taken off the pitch in stoppage time of their 2-2 draw with Swansea City as a result.

"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," a furious Mourinho bemoaned in his post-match interview.

Carneiro was subsequently prevented from attending training or matches and eventually left her role six weeks later. She took the club to court claiming constructive dismissal in a case which was settled on confidential terms on the second day of the June 2016 hearing.

The Gibraltarian said at the time: "I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal case. It has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life."

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Since then sports medicine specialist Carneiro, who also previously worked for West Ham and the England women's team, started working as a private consultant with the London-based Sports Medical Group.

She has been aiding the Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar ahead of the World Cup there later this year. And away from her job the 48-year-old has invested in non-league club Lewes FC.

Carneiro appeared to get a shot in at her former employees upon announcing the news. She wrote: "Love the beautiful game and football has such power.

"Imagine using it for good. Imagine finding a club with values as the centre of its ethos. I’m a proud owner of @lewesfcwomen and @lewesfcmen."

She has largely stayed away from the limelight following the intense media coverage she received, but did open up on the ordeal to talkSPORT in 2020.

“It’s impossible to go through something that I went through for the best part of a year of my life and not be changed by it, but it hasn’t put me off at all," said Carneiro.

“It’s fair to say I needed time off, I needed to enjoy my job again and be a doctor again without the complications of being in the limelight. I was in every paper in every country for a really long time and I wasn’t at all comfortable with that.


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"Certain inpiduals in football wanted to treat me like I did something wrong, when it was clear I was only doing my job."