Emenalo: why I left Chelsea for Monaco


They’ve been speculations and rumours surrounding the shock resignation of Micheal Emenalo from his position as Technical Director of Chelsea FC and his prolonged silence fanned the embers of those hear-says but he has finally broken the silence and revealed that he left only because of his personal yearning for a new challenge.

It was earlier speculated that the ex-international bowed out of Chelsea because of an unhealthy triple-way power tussle between him, Manager Antonio Conte and powerful Director Marina Granovskaia, which poisoned the relationship between the former and the latter.

The 52-year-old Aba born Emenalo who was recently appointed Sporting Director of AS Monaco revealed in an interview with Talk Sports that he left Chelsea for a new challenge after his successful decade long period at the helm of recruitment at Stamford Bridge.

“Nothing happened. I had a wonderful 10 years at Chelsea, with positive pressure and a lot of things that happened.

“I just felt that things were in place and things looked very solid and very stable and I needed a new challenge.

“When you’ve been at a place for so long, I haven’t really had a chance to step out and breathe and see what’s out there.

“I have been very focused on everything Chelsea and it just came to a time, right bang on ten years, where I felt it was time for me to go and do something else.”


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Shehu Idris Tẹjumọla​ is a final year student of Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, with the sobriquet "Unchoppable Eba". He is a football fanatic, a voracious reader of football contents and an Indefatigable football writing junkie.

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