Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo steps down


Premier League reigning champs Chelsea have confirmed the resignation of the club’s technical director, Michael Emenalo.

The 52-year-old who closely worked alongside manager Antonio Conte has departed with the club after 10 years amid reports of tension between coach Conte and the hierarchy.

In a posted statement, Emenalo said, “This has been a very difficult decision to make, but one I believe is right for both myself and my family, and the club.

“I have had the privilege to work alongside some of the most talented people in the world of sport over the past 10 years, and I will depart incredibly proud of the achievements we have made. I wish Chelsea every success and look forward to following the club’s future triumphs from afar.”

Likewise, the Blues’ boss expressed sentiments over the Emanalo’s exit. The Italian coach was definitely sad about the news, but Conte focused on thanking the former director for extending help and support since arriving at the Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck also said, “It is with regret that the owner and board of directors accepted Michael’s resignation this week. He has had a tremendous impact on the club over the past 10 years and this is evident in everything we have achieved.

“We are sorry to see him go but understand his desire to move on and explore new challenges.”

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