Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has decided to leave the club – six weeks after criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea asked Carneiro, 42, to return to work, but she has decided not to and is now considering her legal position.
Mourinho was furious with Blues doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn after both ran onto the pitch during the 2-2 draw with Swansea on August 8 to treat Eden Hazard, who appeared to be injured.
The move briefly left Chelsea down to nine men, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois having earlier been sent off.
The Portuguse said the pair’s actions were “impulsive and naive” and showed that they did not “understand the game”.
Carneiro had her role significantly reduced in the wake of the affair.
The Gibraltar-born medic was asked to return to work at Chelsea’s Cobham training facility last week, the BBC reported, but apparently elected not to do so.
The Football Association is looking into a complaint that Mourinho used abusive or sexist language towards her.
Chelsea say they do not comment on internal staffing matters.