Chelsea technical director of football Michael Emenalo has decided to quit his role and association with the club after 10-years in charge. Following his resignation that is generating a lot of emotions, the Blues’ manager Antonio Conte has thanked the Nigerian for his services while at the club.
Emenalo joined Chelsea as an opposition scout when Avram Grant was in charge of the Blues. He ascended the grades of the backroom staffers of the club until he became a member of the board. It is believed that Chelsea owner Roma Abramovich trusted him and even tried to convince him to withdraw his resignation – nonetheless, he seem to have made up his mind.
The former Nigerian defender was responsible for most of the transfer deals of Chelsea but it is believed that Conte was a tad displeased with the transfer dealings of the club over the last summer. Emenalo will never been accused of not being supportive of Conte but it appears that he is prepared to move on to greater things in career following the Uefa Pro Licence his secured this summer.
Conte, who may now be given the free hand to determine transfers was quizzed about Emenalo’s resignation and he 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.”
To celebrate Chelsea’s win over man United on Sunday, Emenalo had slapped Conte at the back and he was ever present at Rome when Roma defeated Chelsea.