Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has left the club, over a month after manager Jose Mourinho publicly criticised her for treating Eden Hazard late in the team's opening match of the Premier League season, a 2-2 draw with Swansea.
The Portuguese manager claimed that his medical staff were 'naive' for treating Hazard late in the game although footage showed the player and referee both calling the medical staff onto the pitch, and a host of medical and sporting professionals have all backed Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn's decision including the chief medical doctor of FIFA.
Carneiro had her role at the club downgraded after the incident, which saw her rowing with Mourinho on the touchline, and lost her place on the bench at games, and was no longer allowed to attend matches or training sessions.
BBC Sport report that Chelsea have asked her to come back to work in her reduced role, but she has turned them down and decided to leave the club instead.
The Daily Mail, meanwhile, report that the doctor is currently seeking legal advice from top employment lawyers to see whether she has a case against the club for constructive dismissal.
Meanwhile, the FA are investigating claims that Mourinho shouted "filha da puta" at Carneiro, meaning "daughter of a whore" in Portuguese, for which the 52-year-old could face a ban of up to five matches for using abusive and/or sexist language.
There has been no action yet from the FA on the complaint, the organisation saying that they are still looking into the claim despite it being submitted more than two weeks ago, with the Mail suggesting that the delay could be due to the FA investigating whether Mourinho is in breach of regulations regarding interfering in the role of a doctor during a match, with concerns about the safety of a player.