Following his sack by Chelsea Management on Thursday, Jose Mourinho may be quitting Stamford Bridge with £40 million as entitlements.
But there are strong indications that the self-acclaimed “special one” might become a “frustrated one” and not get up to £40 million, going by the alleged breached of contract levied against him.
The management said that the sack of the club Medic, Eva Carneiro by Mourinho was a breach of contract, which the Portuguese must pay for.
It was clearer yesterday that the coach was not having it good in the dressing room with his players and to restore order and return the blues to winning ways, Mourinho must be sacrificed.
The exit of Mourinho perhaps might bring back Carneiro to Stamford Bridge and if it happens the coach will be personally liable for massive damages. Carneiro is filing a suit requesting for reinstatement in the event of Mourinho’s untimely departure.
The doctor’s representatives could not be drawn last night on whether she would definitely take her old job back if Chelsea offered it to her, while the club did not respond to requests for comment.
The deadline for them to submit their defences against her claim with London South Employment Tribunal was midnight yesterday, although the sacking of Mourinho may have prompted them to seek an extension.
A private hearing at the Croydon courtroom was scheduled for January 6 at which Carneiro’s lawyers were expected to seek her reinstatement, damages for sex discrimination from Mourinho, as well as personal injury compensation and aggravated damages from the club.
Unless a deal is struck before or during that hearing in front of a senior judge, a date for a full tribunal will be fixed, most likely in the second week of June. While Mourinho was employed by Chelsea, he could have expected the club to foot the entirety of any legal bill.