Chelsea FC manager Jos Mourinho has been singled out for criticism following the unsavoury incident against Swansea where the Portuguese was seen publicly berating his medical staff for attending to Eden Hazard in the dying stages of the game.
Although the Blues faithful are usually firmly behind their manager in good times and bad, this was a step too far for some of them. Regardless of whether or not the story has been blown out of proportion, Jos Mourinho’s very public falling out with his medical staff – and their reported demotion following that – has not been handled well by Chelsea FC.
There are now suggestions that the incident on Saturday was the straw that broke the camel’s back – the manifestation of a lack of trust and unhappiness with the Chelsea FC medical team that had been brewing beneath the surface for a while.
Even so, with Chelsea FC refusing to comment on the matter, the alleged demotion of both Eva Carneiro and Joe Fearn has left a sour taste in the Blues fans’ mouths.
Chelsea FC fans unhappy with Mourinho’s treatment of medical team
Whilst some of the Stamford Bridge faithful acknowledged that Mourinho had a valid explanation for losing his temper at his medical staff, few felt that his reaction was proportionate to the ‘crime’ or in any way appropriate.
The news in the English media of a possible demotion for Eva Carneiro and Joe Fearn has – in particular – incensed Chelsea FC fans, most of whom saw it as a punishment that was entirely disproportionate to what was a possibly naive, yet undoubtedly innocent mistake.
With the results on the pitch poor of late, the incident has only compounded the negative vibes surrounding the club, and this type of row was possibly the last thing Mourinho needed ahead of a high-profile showdown against Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Mourinho’s behaviour with the medical staff is beyond parody. I am guessing most Chelsea fans will agree that he has gone too far
a matthew syed (@matthewsyed) August 12, 2015
In almost every interview during the summer, Mourinho made reference to the fact the Chelsea medical dept needed to improve
a Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 12, 2015
Still think there’s more to this feud between Mourinho and the medical team. My guess: they misjudged Costa’s hamstring problem last season.
a Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) August 12, 2015
Mourinho would be going crazy right now. Damn medical staff trying to treat a player
a James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) August 11, 2015
Not going to lie, I definitely am starting to think less of Mourinho over this medical team thing. What is it really about?
a Kevin ‘Diego’ Kostka (@mpbx3003) August 12, 2015
Mourinho always has a duel/dispute on the go but it seems very counterproductive to upbraid members of his own club’s respected medical team
a Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 12, 2015
There’s a bad feeling about Mourinho’s treatment of Carneiro. It’s got that old sense of a man on collision course with the club
a Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) August 12, 2015
Not sure many have a real attachment to club doctor – gripes are Mourinho drawing attention to himself and CFC in a negative way. Again.
a Charlie Skillen (@charlieskillen) August 12, 2015