Carneiro at Stamford Bridge was publicly criticised by then boss Mourinho for treating Eden Hazard on the pitch during a match against Swansea on the first day of the 2015-16 season. The acrimony that followed ended with a settlement in her favour in the middle of an employment tribunal, where she claimed constructive dismissal.
“If I am honest I found it hard to watch football for a year,” she told L’Equipe. “The 2016 Champions League final (between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid) was the only game I was able to sit and watch last year.
“I dealt with the period as well as I could. It was a shock at a time I should have been happy because I was about to marry my husband, go on honeymoon and enjoy our new home. One day I came home and said ‘I have to resign’.”