Former Super Eagles defender Michael Emenalo has resigned his role as technical director at Chelsea FC.
The 52-year-old has brought his 10-year association with the West London club to an end amid reports of tension sizzling between the club’s hierarchy and manager Antonio Conte.
His resignation come’s as a shock as it’s Conte who has always been at the center of all exit rumours which has fizzled out from Stamford Bridge since the reported tension started after a “poor” summer dealings.
Since joining the blues in 2007 as an opposition scout for Avram Grant, Emenalo rose through the ranks quickly and has been one of the trusted advisers and friends of owner, Roman Abrahimovic. A relationship which saw him promoted to the position of assistant first-team coach under Carlo Ancelloti, replacing Ray Wilkins. In 2011, he was appointed technical director and has been largely responsible for the club’s success, broad youth system and the shrewd recruitments of top talents with Eden Hazard the cream of the crop.
He made 14 appearances for the Super Eagles, the USA ’94 world cup inclusive.