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Ex-Chelsea doctor refuses payout from club in dismissal case - reports

Former Chelsea Fooftball Club doctor Eva Carneiro (2nd L) arrives at the Croydon Employment Tribunal Court in London, Britain June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Former Chelsea Fooftball Club doctor Eva Carneiro (2nd L) arrives at the Croydon Employment Tribunal Court in London, Britain June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's former doctor Eva Carneiro, who left after a public spat with team manager Jose Mourinho, rejected a 1.2 million pound ($1.7 million) settlement from the London club, British media reported, citing employment tribunal papers.

Last August, Carneiro angered then-manager Mourinho by running onto the pitch with a physio to treat playmaker Eden Hazard in the closing stages of Chelsea's first Premier League match of the season, a tense 2-2 draw.

Mourinho, who was sacked in December and now manages Manchester United, called Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn "impulsive and naive" because their treatment temporarily left Chelsea with nine men, with another already dismissed.

The club removed Carneiro from first-team duties and they parted ways in September.

She is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has filed a separate action against Mourinho for alleged victimisation and discrimination, according to British media.

Mourinho will be questioned at the hearing for at least one day, the reports quoted Carneiro's lawyer as saying.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison)

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