Emenalo resigns from Chelsea


Chelsea chairperson Bruce Buck praised Emenalo's work.

Michael Emenalo, a man whose association with Chelsea Football Club stretches back to no less than 10 years ago, has resigned from his post as Technical Director.

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.

'He's shown great humility to go on loan and work very hard while he was there and gain the experience which is needed, and the timing is right for him now to step in and show what he's learnt during those periods of development.

This past summer, Chelsea lost out on several transfer targets including Romelu Lukaku.

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Emenalo, one of owner Roman Abramovich's most trusted advisors, joined Chelsea 10 years ago and was crucial to the club's scouting success during that time.

Emanalo, it has been reported, first tried to leave Chelsea in the summer, has commented on his departure, telling the Guardian "This has been a very hard decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club". I wish Chelsea every success and look forward to following the club's future triumphs from afar, ' he added.

According to the Telegraph, this has something to do with not wanting to be a part "of a three-way power struggle" with Antonio Conte and Marina Granovskaia.

During his time with Chelsea, the club lifted three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and of course, the Champions League in 2012, becoming the first London club to do so.

'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.