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Eva Carneiro says she is 'relieved' - and vindicated

Dr Carneiro said the tribunal case had been Credit: PA

Former Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro has said she is relieved to have settled her case against the football club and her priority had "always been the health and safety of the players".

She explained the case had been an "extremely difficult and distressing time" and she was looking forward to moving on, in a statement released just after she agreed to settle her claim.

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.

My priority has always been the health and safety of the players and fulfilling my duty of care as a doctor. In running onto the pitch to treat a player, who requested medical attention, I was following the rules of the game and fulfilling my medical responsibilities.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me including my husband, family and friends and members of the football community.

– Eva Carneiro

Chelsea FC apologise 'unreservedly' to Eva Carneiro

Chelsea said Ms Carneiro was a "valued member of the club’s medical team" Credit: PA

Chelsea FC has said it "apologises unreservedly" to former club doctor Eva Carneiro in a statement after she settled legal action against the club out of court.

Ms Carneiro had said she was forced out after enraging then-manager Jose Mourinho by intervening during a game to treat an injured player.

Chelsea today said she had acted correctly in a statement over the proceedings.

The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused.

We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first.

Dr Carneiro has always put the interests of the club's players first. Dr Carneiro is a highly competent and professional sports doctor. She was a valued member of the club’s medical team and we wish her every success in her future career.

Jose Mourinho also thanks Dr Carneiro for the excellent and dedicated support she provided as First Team Doctor and he wishes her a successful career.

– Chelsea statement


Eva Caneiro agrees settlement in Chelsea discrimination case

Eva Caneiro made an agreement with the club behind closed doors. Credit: PA

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Caneiro has agreed a confidential settlement in an employment tribunal against the club, ITV News correspondent Duncan Golestani reports.

The deal will bring an end to her legal action against the club and its former manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho makes surprise appearance at Carneiro tribunal

Jose Mourinho was seen arriving at Eva Carneiro's tribunal this afternoon Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho has made a surprise appearance at the employment tribunal brought by the former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro, reports ITV News correspondent Duncan Golestani.

The former Chelsea manager was among those seen arriving for the proceedings, which are set to resume this afternoon.

He is due to give evidence later in the hearing, but was not expected to be in attendance today.

Ms Carneiro claims that she was a victim of sexual discrimination by Mr Mourinho, and was then forced out of the club.

Both Mr Mourinho and Chelsea FC have denied the allegations.

Cahill: Chelsea boosted by Terry contract extension

Chelsea defenders John Terry (left) and Gary Cahill. Credit: PA

Gary Cahill has welcomed John Terry's contract extension as a "great boost" for Chelsea players and fans alike.

The 35-year-old's long association with the west London club had looked to be coming to an end, 17-and-a-half years after making the first of 703 appearances.

At the start of the year Terry said he would not be staying past the end of his contract this summer, but Chelsea insisted an offer may be forthcoming and it arrived last week.

The man Blues fans describe as 'Captain, Leader, Legend' put pen to paper on that new deal on Wednesday, ending months of speculation and giving team-mates like Cahill a boost.

"It's important," he said of his fellow defender. "All the lads are very happy, I am sure the fans are very happy, so it is a great end to the season in that respect.

"But, for us, I just echo what everyone is thinking: it is a great boost, a great boost for the club, it's a great lift for the players and obviously the fans.

"Although it kind of dragged on for a little while, it has been sorted now and we look forward to him being part of his squad like he has been for many, many, many, many, many years. It is fantastic news for us."


Chelsea end deal with kit suppliers adidas six years early

Chelsea's deal with adidas will now end in 2017. Credit: PA

Chelsea will pay adidas an undisclosed sum to terminate their £300m kit sponsorship deal six years early and take up a new deal with a rival sportswear giant.

The deposed Premier League champions and the German sportswear manufacturer on Wednesday announced that the decision to end their 10-year partnership in June 2017, after an 11th year, was mutual.

The sportswear giant says the club have a new kit deal lined up with one of its competitors.

A statement from adidas read:

Chelsea Football Club and adidas AG announced today that they have mutually agreed to terminate their existing partnership agreement prematurely. The agreement will now end on June 30, 2017 and not, as originally agreed, on June 30, 2023.

This mutual agreement on early termination of the agreement will allow Chelsea Football Club to enter a new equipment agreement with a competitor of adidas. As compensation for the early termination of the contract, the adidas group will receive a payment from Chelsea Football Club in 2017 that will already positively impact the group's net income this year.

– adidas statement

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