26 June 2012
Ex-Chelsea medical director sues Sunday Times for libel
The former medical director of Chelsea Football Club is taking legal action against a major media group on the grounds of libel, it has emerged.
According to the Press Gazette, Dr Bryan English is suing The Sunday Times following the publication of an article on its website entitled 'Chelsea boss urged Sanchez to move to London'.
Dr English - who left his role at Stamford Bridge after six years last June - claims this story branded him negligent, as well as being fully responsible for his awkward professional relationship with the club's ex-manager Jose Mourinho.
Within this piece, it was alleged that Dr English's failings had meant key players such as England international Frank Lampard, former Germany captain Michael Ballack and Ghanaian star Michael Essien were out injured for longer than necessary.
The professional was subsequently sacked by new manager Andre Villas-Boas in summer 2011 and Dr English has filed a complaint to the High Court claiming this decision was made because of the Sunday Times' inaccurate story.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson