Chelsea and former manager Jose Mourinho have reached an undisclosed settlement with former team doctor Eva Carneiro at an employment tribunal in London.
Carneiro had claimed unlawful dismissal by the Stamford Bridge side and sexual discrimination by Mourinho who appeared at the tribunal and sat in the front row.
Terms of the settlement remained confidential.
In a statement, the club said:
“The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused.
“We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first.”
Carneiro worked for Chelsea for six years until she left in September after clashing with Mourinho in the closing minutes of the opening Premier League match of the season against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge last August.
The 42-year-old ran on to the pitch with physio Jon Fearn after being called on by referee Michael Oliver to treat winger Eden Hazard.
After the game Mourinho described the pair as “impulsive and naive”. Carneiro was relieved of her match-day duties soon afterwards.
Documents submitted to the tribunal on behalf of Chelsea and Mourinho on Monday showed that Dr Carneiro was “made an open offer of £1.2m to settle her claims”.
In a statement, Dr Carneiro said she was relieved the case had been resolved:
“It has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life”
“My priority has always been the health and safety of the players and fulfilling my duty of care as a doctor.
“In running onto the pitch to treat a player, who requested medical attention, I was following the rules of the game and fulfilling my medical responsibilities.”