-Michael Emenalo leaves his position as Chelsea’s technical director.
-The ex-Nigerian international, first joined Chelsea in 2007.
Former Nigerian international, Michael Emelano has resigned his position as Chelsea’s Technical Director after putting in ten years of service for the English premier league club.
In his capacity as the club’s technical director, he oversaw the club’s scouting network and academy.
Emenalo, however confirmed his resignation on Monday
“This has been a very difficult decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club,” Emenalo said.
“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,’ he added.
Speaking on Emenalo’s resignation, Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte added, “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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Reports obtained by Naija News, however reveals French giants, Monaco might be interested in adding the former Nigerian international to their staff base, though Emenalo has not revealed what his next line of action would be.
Emenalo first joined Chelsea in 2007, when he worked with coach Avram Grant as an opposition scout before replacing Ray Wilkins as assistant first-team coach under Carlo Ancelotti.
He was promoted to technical director in 2011 by Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich and has been largely responsible for player recruitment and Chelsea’s vast youth network.
Born in Nigeria, Emenalo moved to the United States in 1986 where he graduated from Boston University with a degree in international relations with political sciences.
He has a total of 14 caps for the Super Eagles and was part of the Super Eagle’s USA World cup team in 1994.