Michael Emenalo has finished his 10-year relationship with Chelsea following his sudden takeoff as the club’s technical director as rumors keep on mounting over Antonio Conte’s managerial job at the club.
The news speculated that the 52-year-old, who could be set to join Monaco, will come as a big blow to the club owner Roman Abramovich.
Abramovich had utilized the Nigerian as a one of his board of directors in west London – with him among the few individuals he trusted and took advice from.
The Blues have won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League while Emenalo has been at the club.
The most recent Premier League triumph was won with recent manager Conte in his initial season in English football. In any case, the Italian’s second battle has demonstrated to less fruitful till now.
Emenalo watched Chelsea beat title rivals Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening – sitting behind the Blues’ squad.
The win in west London was without David Luiz – who was excluded from the squad subsequent to falling out with Conte.
Conte’s training bust-up with Luiz is the most recent falling out between the manager and a star player at Chelsea. He has already fought with Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, who both left the club.
The boss was adamant at full-time, saying the Brazilian could confront an extensive spell on the sideline unless he figures out how to get on with his partners.
Addressing Sky Sports, the boss stated: ‘Christensen is 22 years of age, he demonstrated extraordinary ability, for beyond any doubt he is the present and the future for Chelsea, the same for Ampadu.
‘David Luiz needs to work with the others on the off chance that he should play, else he will remain on the seat or in the stands.’
Conte is the tenth manager signed amid Emenalo’s opportunity in west London and the previous have been exceedingly critical of Chelsea’s transfer activity this late spring.
The previous Juventus manager has to moan about the lack of alternatives given to him regardless of the transfer window that acquired Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta and Willy Caballero.
Conte’s protestations have come because of the loss of key players from their title battle last season in Nemanja Matic and Costa – despite the fact that their relationship with the Italian became unrepairable.