Nigerian Technical Director at Chelsea Resigns From Club After 10 Years.
Chelsea technical director, Michael Emenalo, has resigned from his position after 10 years with the Premier League club. He first joined Chelsea in 2007 as a scout and worked his way up to the post of the technical director.
The former Nigerian international who was one of Roman Abramovich’s trusted men at the club had been the Technical director at the club since 2011.
The decision to leave is a tough one for the Nigerian. In a statement given by Emenalo on Chelsea’s site, he 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.”
The Chairman of the club, Bruce Buck admitted that Emenalo has been a great addition to the club and so it’s sad to see him go.
“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.”
Emenalo oversaw one of the most successful eras of Chelsea as they won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and the Champions League in 2012.
Source/Photo: Chelsea Website