The former Chelsea manager (left) acted to silence 'scandalous' sexism allegations minutes before Dr Eva Carneiro (right) was due to go public with them. Mourinho and the West London club agreed a pay-off estimated to be worth £5million to Dr Carneiro, who claims he branded her a 'daughter of a whore' and a woman who did not understand football after she ran on to the pitch to treat an injured player. Last night Chelsea issued a grovelling apology to the 42-year-old - who had turned down the club's initial £1.2million offer - but Mourinho pointedly did not say sorry. The huge deal was struck as Dr Carneiro prepared to take the witness stand to make further explosive claims. She had threatened to expose embarrassing texts and emails about her time working for the 'Special One', now manager at Manchester United. Chelsea's lawyers had called her allegations 'scandalous, irrelevant and untrue'. But as the case was due to resume at London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon yesterday afternoon, the settlement was hammered out in a corridor.