Jose Mourinho will have another unwanted distraction this week as the Manchester United boss faces a full public employment tribunal in relation to Eva Carneiro’s dismissal during their time at Chelsea.
The Portuguese tactician secured his new job last month, and will have been hoping to focus on the task at hand in the coming weeks and months in order to put in the ground work to prepare his squad and make any necessary moves in the transfer market.
However, he will now face a tribunal after talks over a settlement were unsuccessful, with Carneiro alleging constructive dismissal as well as victimisation and discrimination against Mourinho, as noted by ESPN FC.
The matter relates back to an incident at the start of last season during a game against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge, with the Chelsea doctor and head physio Jon Fearn taking to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard which in turn led to a furious reaction from Mourinho on the sidelines.
Both were demoted from first-team duties after the situation, while Carneiro left Chelsea in September. However, after private hearings took place between representatives from each respective party, an inability to reach a settlement has led to further legal proceedings taking place with the tribunal starting on June 6.
Mourinho was cleared by the FA of making discriminatory comments towards Carneiro, but it now remains to be seen what the outcome of the tribunal is, as although it is unclear at this stage as to whether he will be required to attend, it is expected to take between seven and 10 days.
Naturally, the 53-year-old will hope to now resolve the matter once and for all, obviously with a positive outcome. While he will be keeping a close eye on Euro 2016 in the coming weeks, the former Chelsea boss undoubtedly has a busy summer ahead of him as he looks to put the pieces in place to ensure he oversees a positive first season in charge at Old Trafford.