Emenalo quits Chelsea as Technical director after 10 years

Emenalo quits Chelsea as Technical director after 10 years

Emenalo quits Chelsea as Technical director after 10 years

Michael Emenalo has stepped down as Chelsea's technical director but is already being targeted for a return to football with Ligue 1 giants Monaco, according to The Independent.

The 52-year-old, who played for Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup, joined Chelsea in 2007 under Avram Grant, for whom he played at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

"This has been a very hard decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club", Emenalo said in a statement. Didier Drogba, the player-owner of Phoenix Rising in the U.S., intends to become that club's sporting director once he retires from playing and it is unclear whether he would be in a position to rejoin Chelsea in the near future.

Didier Drogba, the player-owner of Phoenix Rising in the United States, intends to become that club's sporting director once he retires from playing and it is unclear whether he would be in a position to rejoin Chelsea in the near future.

'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'.

Granovskaia added: "We will now be reviewing our management structure, and Michael will be a part of that process as we look ahead".

Abramovich visited Chelsea's Cobham training ground last week, when it is likely Emenalo will have discussed the matter with the Russian. Conte requested that the club sign Romelu Lukaku, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alex Sandro - none of whom ever arrived at Stamford Bridge.

It is believed that differences in the recruitment of players may have separated Emenalo and Conte, who he helped appoint in 2016.

Emenalo may have been at Chelsea for over a decade, but he was unknown to many Chelsea fans.

He worked in both scouting and coaching departments at Chelsea before being promoted to technical director in 2011.

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