The Portuguese has been widely criticised for stripping Carneiro and Head Physio Jon Fearn of their first team duties following an incident in the first game of the season. They won’t be on the bench for matches, are unable to travel with the squad, and are barred from training sessions and the team hotel.
In the dying minutes of their 2-2 draw with Swansea City last Saturday, the pair ran on to treat Eden Hazard after a slight knock. This meant the Belgian had to temporarily leave the field of play, and the Blues played on with nine after the earlier sending off of Thibaut Courtois. This hampered them in their attempts to get a winner against the Welsh side, giving Manchester City the the momentum in the Premier League title race after their win over West Brom.
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This infuriated Mourinho, who was seen gesticulating on the touchline at the pair. He also went on publicly lambast the medical team, and has been criticised for doing so. Despite this, the club are going to stand by their manager, and make it clear that they made the decision with the 52-year-old.