By John Reid
Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has quit his post with the London club after 10 years at Stamford Bridge, according to a report.
Emanalo, who has been at Chelsea for ten years, has decided to leave as his relationship with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has broken down, with player recruitment seemingly the key issue.
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 difficult 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.”
Chelsea’s off-field intrigue continued yesterday when Conte dropped central defender David Luiz from the squad to play Manchester United, which lead to Sky Sports’ Gary Neville claiming that the Chelsea boss could ‘lose his job‘ over the incident.
On the pitch, Chelsea bounced back from their midweek loss to Roma in the Champions League with a deserved 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, with Alvaro Morata’s header the difference between the sides.
Chelsea moved up to fourth place in the table following the win, and now trail league leaders Manchester City by eight points.
Their next game following the international break is an away trip to West Brom.
In other Chelsea news, Alvaro Morata has revealed his reasons for joining the club