The FA chief says the Blues boss “made a mistake” and adds that although he has not broken any rules he has made an error of judgement in his handling of the saga
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has criticised Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and says he should have apologised to Eva Carneiro for his behaviour.
The Blues’ boss has been cleared by the FA of any wrongdoing after he was accused of using abusive language towards Carneiro, the club doctor, during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea.
Mourinho was angered by Carneiro’s treatment of Eden Hazard, which left the Blues temporarily with nine men, and the 42-year-old has subsequently left her job after being downgraded from her role.
Dyke is clearly unimpressed with the Portuguese’s behaviour and says he owes Dr Carneiro an apology for his actions.
“I don’t think Mr Mourinho comes well out of the whole saga – he clearly made a mistake in the heat of a game, and should have said so and apologised,” Dyke said in a letter to FA Council members
“Instead he has said very little and Miss Carneiro has lost her job.
“Our regulatory team have investigated this and whilst Mr Mourinho has breached no rules, it was clearly a failure of his personal judgement and public behaviour.”