Emenalo resigns as Chelsea technical director

Michael Emenalo

Chelsea director Michael Emenalo has left Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

One of the key confidants of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich quit the English champion for family reasons on Monday.

The former Nigeria worldwide announced he would be stepping down from his position where he's been in charge of player recruitment, the academy and Chelsea's loan network.

Emanalo, who has been at Chelsea for ten years, has made a decision to leave as his relationship with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has broken down, with player recruitment seemingly the key issue.

But Emenalo was visibly happy to see Andreas Christensen excel on Sunday against Manchester United, while he was also instrumental in signing Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, De Bruyne and Lukaku.




Director Marina Granovskaia said Emenalo "played an important role during the most successful period in the club's history, helping make Chelsea the club it is today".

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said Emenalo's resignation has been accepted "with regret". He has had a tremendous impact on the club over the past 10 years and this is evident in everything we have achieved.

Chelsea will review its management structure in the wake of Emenalo's departure but revealed he will be involved in that process. We are sorry to see him go but understand his desire to move on and explore new challenges'.

The former Notts County defender joined Chelsea in October 2007 and has been technical director since July 2011.

Head coach Antonio Conte's expressions of frustration at Chelsea's summer recruitment, plus some indifferent results, had led to speculation over his future b ut Conte and Emenalo had a good working relationship.

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