Chelsea technical director and Nigeria Ex-international,Michael Emenalo resigns

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has resigned from his position the club announced.

The EX-Nigerian international, Michael,52-year-old Roman Abramovich’s most trusted advisors, has left Chelsea after 10 years working across the scouting and technical departments amid reports of tensions between head coach Antonio Conte and the club’s hierarchy.

He worked in the scouting and coaching departments before being promoted to his current role in 2011, taking over responsibility for Chelsea’s player recruitment and youth department.

“Michael arrived at Chelsea in 2007 and in 10 years at Stamford Bridge has contributed to a period of unprecedented success for the first team and academy.”

Emenalo has been an unpopular figure among Chelsea supporters since joining the club as head of opposition scouting in October 2007. His elevation to assistant first-team coach under Carlo Ancelotti came at the expense of Ray Wilkins, a club legend whose departure in many eyes undermined the Italian.
It is being reported that Emenalo, who was in the Nigerian team to the USA 1994 World Cup already has an offer at French club, Monaco.

In a statement on Chelsea’s official website, Emenalo said: “This has been a very difficult decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club. I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most talented people in the world of sport over the past 10 years, and I will depart incredibly proud of the achievements we have made. I wish Chelsea every success and look forward to following the club’s future triumphs from afar.”

with Emenalo in attendance, but the main talking point from the match was Conte’s bold decision to drop David Luiz — an Abramovich favourite and key member of last season’s Premier League title-winning team — from his match day squad.

After the match Conte insisted leaving out Luiz was a “tactical decision,” but numerous reports have suggested the Brazilian’s omission followed a clash with his head coach during the inquest into Chelsea’s humiliating 3-0 away defeat against Roma in the Champions League.
with Emenalo in attendance, but the main talking point from the match was Conte’s bold decision to drop David Luiz — an Abramovich favourite and key member of last season’s Premier League title-winning team — from his match day squad.

After the match Conte insisted leaving out Luiz was a “tactical decision,” but numerous reports have suggested the Brazilian’s omission followed a clash with his head coach during the inquest into Chelsea’s humiliating 3-0 away defeat against Roma in the Champions League.

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck added: “It is with regret that the owner and board of directors accepted Michael’s resignation this week. He has had a tremendous impact on the club over the past 10 years and this is evident in everything we have achieved. We are sorry to see him go but understand his desire to move on and explore new challenges.”

Director Marina Granovskaia said: “We are extremely grateful to Michael for his tireless work over the past 10 years. He has played an important role during the most successful period in the club’s history, helping make Chelsea the club it is today. We will now be reviewing our management structure, and Michael will be a part of that process as we look ahead.”

chelsea Manager Conte said: “I am very sorry to see Michael leave Chelsea, and I would like to thank him for all his help and support since I arrived at this club. I have enjoyed working with him very much, we celebrated a Premier League title together in May, and I wish him the very best for the future.”

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