Chelsea have confirmed the resignation of Michael Emenalo from his role as technical director of the club after 10 years and 10 different managers.
Rumours suggest that the 52 year-old made this decision in order to stay out of a power tussle between Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte and Director Marina Granovskaia after the team’s head coach was not pleased with transfer dealings in the summer.
Also, there are reasons to believe the Nigerian just decided to move on to greater things after he obtained his UEFA Pro Licence this summer as reports suggests he may be on his way to Monaco.
On his resignation he 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.”
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Chelsea’s player recruitment and youth scouting programme in the last decade has been largely down to the former Super Eagles star. Some of the players who he recruited during his time at Chelsea include the likes of Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku etc.
During his 10 year stay at the club, Chelsea have won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League.