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Michael Emenalo

Michael Kevin Emenalo (born 4 July 1965 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a retired Nigerian footballer, currently Technical Director at Chelsea.

Roman Abramovich Jose Mourinho Technical Director Marina Granovskaia Ron Gourlay Bruce Buck Stamford Bridge Rafa Benitez Antonio Conte John Terry Roberto Di Matteo Fernando Torres Victor Moses Michael Essien Harry Kane Champions League

As reported here, Michael Emenalo leaves Chelsea for pay rise at AS Monaco. Didn't need much of 'an st…
Michael Emenalo may not be replaced as Chelsea begin review with potential impact on Antonio Conte and transfers (Standa…
Chelsea may not replace Michael Emenalo as club begin review | London Evening Standard
Full story on Michael Emenalo's departure from Chelsea. Abramovich asked him to stay
BREAKING: Michael Emenalo has been sacked as a Technical Director by Roman Abramovich as a result of his discord…
Big story from Technical Director Michael Emenalo leaves Chelsea. A key figure at club for ten years https…
Michael Emenalo quits Chelsea in huge blow for Roman Abramovich
BREAKING: Michael Emenalo steps down from his role as Technical Director at Chelsea FC
All the best to Michael Emenalo. A top person and executive, he'll likely always be an underrated part of Chelsea's unprece…
Chelsea FC today announces that Technical Director Michael Emenalo has decided to stand down from his role... .
Exclusive: Michael Emenalo quits Chelsea in major blow to Roman Abramovich
It’s not Conte that should leave - Michael Emenalo should be on his way.
It's the *** Michael Emenalo and marina who denied Conte.
May Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo burn and rot in *** We’re lighting years behind their bench, let alone starting XI.
Paul Bassey > Michael Emenalo. If you know you know
Prove your worth at Newcastle en route to displacing Michael Emenalo? Or is Chelsea further beyond repair…
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wasnt a Michael Emenalo signing? I really like Michy, but not able to understand why doesn't he excel.
Technical Director Michael Emenalo reveals why Jose...
Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo reveals why Jose...
Technical Director Michael Emenalo reveals why Jose Mourinho was dismissed
Michael Emenalo is Roman Abramovich’s go-to guy…...
Michael Emenalo is Roman Abramovich's go-to guy... the technical
Abramovich has been advised by Avram Grant, Michael Emenalo and that Doris to sack Conte and get Ancelotti back. (Corriere Dello Sport)
Shocking result for all credit goes to Michael Emenalo
Great to catch up with Michael Emenalo, one of the best executives working in football. ⚽🏆
It's called Marina Gravowskia and Michael Emenalo honestly deadset flogs and shouldn't be on the board
doesn't Michael Emenalo at a top 6 English has more power than the manager at Chelsea. But, fact is he's not a manager.
Dear Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo ... don't you dare let Charly Musonda leave Chelsea...Give him what He wants and make him stay
No Owen, Michael Emenalo is an Igbo man from Eastern Nigeria, they're super good at doing business, why do u think h…
Burnley defeat was because of Michael Emenalo and Marina Grano.
I curse Michael Emenalo everyday for selling Mo Salah
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If Chelsea ever get bored of Michael Emenalo we need him as Technical Director in the NFF
When Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo are finally getting sacked.
Chelsea News: Abramovich furious at Conte, Emenalo and Granovskaia for transfer failings vi…
Inside Story on Chelsea Transfer Chiefs and Antonio Conte's transfer policy.
An explainer on Chelsea's shifting transfer policy and the people behind it:
Who are Michael Emenalo & Marina Granovskaia? The Chelsea transfer chiefs hated by some of…
Nemanja Matic for £40m?! I don't know if it's Bruce Buck or Michael Emenalo. Just glad we have an answer to Tottenham's Daniel Levy.
Scenes when Michael Emenalo signs Michail Antonio to be Victor Moses' backup.
Chelsea arriving at the awards ceremony last night. Michael Emenalo and Diego Costa are buddies.
Hopefully God shall smite thee sinner Michael Emenalo with his lightning into the pits of ***
Translation: Michael Emenalo read the papers, said this Croatian plumber ain’t happening.
Incredible that Michael Emenalo still gets blamed for busted and or below par transfers lolll
Romelu Luaku was seen chatting with Chelsea director Michael Emenalo
Get Michael Emenalo the f out of my club
Never seen a more punchable face than Michael Emenalo's
The only senior member at Chelsea with footballing experience, has played the game and coached, is Michael Emenalo & he's not on the board!
I take it all back... Michael Emenalo IS through & through: not clapping in Royal Box as collect medals & cups
Michael Emenalo truly is a boss the only black chap on that aisle. Chelsea Director of football
I blame a man named Michael Emenalo for what we've done last season in transfer market.
📰 | Brighton hope to use Chris Hughton's links with Michael Emenalo to land Abraham on loan.
Alexey Smertin returned to the club as Director of Football to work alongside Technical Director Michael Emenalo.
Meanwhile Emenalo is busy signing Papi Djilobjoshfkshi and Michael Spectator for us 😪
Brighton hopeful of signing Chelsea's Tammy Abraham on loan thanks to Chris Hughton's links with Michael Emenalo…
I hope Michael Emenalo Get beaten one day...
Michael Ahamefula Emenalo if you don't know how to do your job, Then you leave .. period
Michael Emenalo on Kante: "I have a test for you. Can you remember a sliding tackle from him? He doesn't because he's inte…
Hate Michael Emenalo, 51, so much. Thinks Lukaku is the next Drogba because he speaks French and has the same skin colour.
Alvaro Morata will join Chelsea if they lose Costa. Conte has overruled Michael Emenalo who had wanted Lukaku back. Roman backing Conte
Emenalo is painted as the bad guy, but he is just one voice along with conte's in transfer discussions: https:/…
Michael Emenalo: I sent flowers to Leicester for letting sign N'Golo Kante.
The great misconception about Chelsea ‘bad guy’ Michael Emenalo
Antonio Conte and Michael Emenalo chatting after training on the pitch.
If Michael Emenalo could die that would be greatly appreciated
dunno, Chelsea have had Michael Emenalo for 6 years and ain't done too bad to be fair
The board deliberately gave him a bad contract offer, making him leave himself. Can't wait for the day Michael Emenalo dies.
John Terry when Michael Emenalo and Bruce Buck present him with a new contract
Terry and his agent met with Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo this week where the contract offer was tabled
Tờ The Sun cho hay: "Talks with sporting director Michael Emenalo and director Marina Granovskaia on Thursday...
Michael Emenalo must be sacked. He is one sided course of the team flop this season..
Here is an article I wrote: Michael Emenalo - a scapegoat of convenience
Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo are expected to tell John Terry whether he has a future at Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)
John Terry's been summoned to a meeting with Marina Granovskaia & Michael Emenalo at Chelsea this week to learn about his future. (Times)
Michael Emenalo and his chronies/hangers-on presumably fully believing they're more important to the Club than JT.
John Terry has been called in to a meeting with Roman Abramovich’s key aides, Marina Granovskaia and Michael Emenalo. [Expr…
• Terry to meet the directors Michael Emenalo and Marina Granovskaia. • Terry is suspended for Chelsea’s final game of season. John Terry is…
It seems have taken a u-turn on Terry, with the defender set to meet Marina Granovskaia & Michael Emenalo this wee…
Chelsea's Michael Emenalo hits out at Spurs' reputation for developing young players
Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo says he does not understand the fuss over Tottenham's youth policy.
DailyMail - Chelsea director Michael Emenalo slams Tottenham's youth policy and says Harry Kane is the only ke... https:…
Tottenham have been criticised by Michael Emenalo for having only Harry Kane come through their ranks.
If Antonio Conte manages to convince Roman Abramovich to get rid of Michael Emenalo, he deserves a statue. Simple as.
BREAKING: Chelsea's Technical Director, Michael Emenalo planning to sack Antonio Conte after he signs 3 years contract at Chelsea[Sources 😷]
Michael Emenalo has travelled to Italy on Tuesday and will be present at Juventus v Bayern, with Antonio Conte also due to …
Antonio Conte knows Michael Emenalo is an *** even though he has never been at I like this guy already, sign hi…
Michael Emenalo was due to meet Antonio Conte at the Juventus-Bayern Munch Champions League clash last night. (Express). -LEO-
Steve Holland is also here, along with Paulo Ferreira, Eddie Newton and Jody Morris. No sign of Michael Emenalo
Michael Emenalo is someone who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
Who's is charge of signings at if it's Michael Emenalo he's got to go. & ? While Texieria slips to Liver…
Chief Scout and Nigeria's Michael Emenalo vies for the ball with Roberto Baggio of Italy at USA 94 WC
BREAKING NEWS - Michael Emenalo is looking at signing Buckley & Oxley to boost Chelsea's English contingent.
Chelsea transfer guru Michael Emenalo 'fighting for his job after dismal start to season'. https…
My nephew goes to school with Michael Emenalo's sons best friend... He said the club are looking at bringing Rafa or AVB back as Interim
MICHAEL EMENALO is the man for Chelsea job
But I'd be sacking whoever was in main control of this summers recruitment which i'd have thought was Michael Emenalo
Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo has defended the loan policy which saw 33 players depart the Barclays Premier League club on a
Chelsea FC's Technical Director Michael Emenalo gives a big interview to Chelsea TV:
Michael Emenalo (Technical Director) was at the Mestalla yesterday for Valencia v Monaco, concerning Monaco's Martial…
Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo was at Valencia vs Monaco last night watching Martial [
Michael Emenalo is the reason,he is the reason
Really? Then thats a bargain, somtimes we just have to trust Michael Emenalo, I mean he got us Tubait C, Kennedy etc.
The French journalist Khaled Karouri reported at the time that Chelsea’s Technical Director, Michael Emenalo, was set to trash the Deal..
Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo was at the Mestalla last night for Valencia vs Monaco (via
it was Grant that bought him in I think.
If get Stones for under £30m, I think we could call Michael Emenalo & Marina Granovskaia the greatest transfer negotiators of all time.
ask Michael Emenalo, Pogba ll be a good signing though, but Mikel's position in d starting line up ll deteriorate
New signing with the club's Technical Director Michael Emenalo at Cobham yesterday...
director, Michael Emenalo was in Spain to watch Anthony Martial in action during Valencia vs Monaco.
Happy birthday to former Nigerian international and Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo who turns 50 today.
Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo in Spain scouting ...
With Christian Purslow. Marina Granovskaia. Michael Emenalo and Bruce Buck... . Finances are in God's Hands literally. . MVP's.
I'm more than happy that we have [both] Michael Emenalo and Jose Mourinho on our side of the negotiation table. These two men are geniuses!
Amun Advises NFF On Eagles’ Coach -Warns Against Indigenous Sentiments Former secretary general of Nigeria Football Federation, Fanny Amun has advised the soccer body’s current executive committee and officials to look beyond indigenous sentiments in deciding the next coach of the Super Eagles. The NFF have claimed that they have offered a new contract to Stephen Keshi, after initially stating their resolve to hire a foreign coach for the Eagles, even though that decision was shunned after they came under pressure to have a Nigerian lead the team. But Amun, who coached Nigeria’s U17’s to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Japan in 1993, says the NFF shouldn’t be bothered about sentiments of race and nationality, and hire the best man for the job. “Michael Emenalo is a Nigerian who works at Chelsea as Technical Director. Nobody looks at his race or his nationality. “So why should we be too concerned with where the Super Eagles coach come from? My opinion is that if you’re good, you’re good. “If ...
Give some credit to Michael Emenalo and Ron Gourlay too.
Technical Directors from Chelsea [Michael Emenalo] & Inter [Piero Ausilio] meet tomorrow to discuss possible deals for Salah.
Michael Emenalo at Chelsea told me that Gotze was a priority target for not my deal at all but that was his call mate.
Marina Granovskaia & Michael Emenalo take care of almst everythin ,both having a good equation with Jose.
Only one hour left. I just want to say thank you to Mr. Roman Abramovich, Michael Emenalo & José Mourinho. What a transfer wi…
Hehe. "The first thing I did was to sack Michael Emenalo , my Director of Football. That guy dey dull deals."
As soon as Frank Lampard turned down Chelsea's offer of 1 year extension at 100k p/w, several meetings were held to discuss his potential replacement. Marina Granovskaia, Jose Mourinho, Michael Emenalo, Ron Gourlay and various other board members took part in a series of meetings. Mourinho initially recommended Paul Pogba or Koke as his candidate while Cesc Fabregas, Modric, Ivan Rakitic came up from others. The final shortlist consists of Koke, Pogba and Fabregas. One last meeting was held in last week after the club inquired about Koke, Pogba and Cesc. Koke has a €60m release clause, Juventus told Pogba will be sold for atleast €66m while Barcelona were willing to sell Cesc for €33m. Fabregas was finalized as he has past PL experience and was considered a "less risky buy" given that he is available for half of the value of other two candidates. Jose Mourinho and Cesc are ready to work with one another. Both the club and manager regard Cesc as a much more feasible buy. Cesc Fabregas joining Chelsea ...
KENNETH OMERUO SIGNS A NEW 3YEARS CONTRACT EXTENSION Nigeria World Cup-bound defender Kenneth Omeruo has agreed a new 3yrs contract with English Premier League side Chelsea, can exclusively report. “We have agreed a new three-year contract for Kenneth,” disclosed his adviser Chika Akujobi to “We have all seen the draft of the improved contract&the boy is happy about it. “It’s a good contract & we are all happy about how Chelsea have warmed up to him & made him feel very much at home.” Akujobi added: “Everything is not all about money because Chelsea have really taken care of the player.” The Chelsea negotiation team was led by sporting director Michael Emenalo,who incidentally was a former Nigeria World Cup star. He further informed that Omeruo will resume with the Chelsea main squad after the World Cup in Brazil. Omeruo’s contract at Chelsea was to run out in June 2015. He now has a deal running till June 2018. Omeruo operates mainly as a CB but i ...
Of the 30 players Chelseahad out on loan this term, we pick four who could feature in the first team in 2014-15. At one stage this past season, Chelsea had over 30 players out on loan. The list included notable names such as Victor Moses, Marko Marin, Christian Atsu and Patrick van Aanholt. Michael Emenalo, who is the club’s Technical Director, is in charge of selecting where these players go and decide whether they are capable of breaking into the first team. With so many players out on loan, it is difficult to judge who could play for Chelsea regularly, and who is destined to leave the club without making an impression at Stamford Bridge. Moreover, with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play policy controlling the spending of big clubs in Europe, many of these players could be an important source of income as they could be offloaded permanently. Below, we have picked four players who have the calibre to break into Jose Mourinho’s team next season and have also marked them based on their performances this camp ...
MAN UTD LOST MILLIONS LETTING GO WHIZKID DUO What price a Manchester United midfield of Paul Pogba and Mats Daehli now? The reasons for Pogba's defection to Juventus are no secret. But what of Daehli? It was exciting to see this little Norwegian, still just 19, push and coax his senior teammates in Cardiff's draw with Stoke City last week. Then Sunday, before they were eventually overrun at Sunderland, Daehli again was Cardiff's best player. Bluebirds fans are witnessing the beginning of a great career. Yes, Daehli turned down the chance to re-sign for United in January, preferring to be reunited with his former Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the CCS. But he shouldn't have been put in that position in the first place. It was one of David Moyes' first calls as United manager to sell the midfield schemer. Not loan him to Molde - as no doubt Michael Emenalo would've done if he was a Chelsea player - but sell him. Now Daehli, with all his invention and craft, has been lost to United. Is Ander Herrera rea ...
Mou discussed his plan with chief executive Ron Gourlay and Technical Director Michael Emenalo on the return from the Vicente Calderon. Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has been given the green light to go ahead with plans to field a weakened team in the club's Premier League title showdown with Liverpool at Anfield this weekend, according to reports in the Guardian. Read great Chelsea stories in Indonesian Bahasa! Chelsea berita . The west London club travel to Merseyside to take on the Premier League leaders on Sunday afternoon trailing the Reds now by five points with only three games left to play in the league this season. And with the Blues set to face La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their huge Uefa Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, the self-styled Special One has been keen to rest as many players who will feature against the Spaniards for the visit to Anfield. The Portuguese saw the west Londoners secure an impressive goalless draw in the first l ...
Yesterday, Michael Emenalo travelled to Italy to speak with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli about a potential fee for Vidal.
In as much as Chelsea keep signing african players & Michael Emenalo remains the Technical Director, the club wld be loved by Igbo ppl. Yep!
MOURINHO: PLANNING THE PROJECT.Jose Mourinho hopes a lengthy spell as Chelsea boss will help him bring players through from our Academy to the first team.The Portuguese says he has been given the task of building a team that will continue to challenge for honours in the next 10 years of the Roman Abramovich era, following on from the very successful decade that has passed since the Russian bought the club in 2003. With this in mind, the manager hopes to stay at Stamford Bridge for longer than he did during his first spell in charge, which he considers will have a beneficial effect on his relationship with his players. He explains why this step in his career is built around a long-term plan, in contrast to his previous roles across Europe.'It starts to be a different job because of my own project of life,' says Mourinho.'Everything for a manager should start with a project of life and a project of career. I have had my career project since the beginning: I wanted to win competitions in the three big footba ...
Prior to his reappointment as coach at Chelsea,Mou wanted Michael Emenalo removed as the clubs Sporting Director,even Michael voluntary offered his resignation which was turned down by Red Roman,now fast forward events to this day,the same Michael is now receiving unparalleled accolades from his hardest critic Mourinho. Discuss the change or shift in altitude of Mou towards Michael. Moral of the story,never judge a book by its cover.
The Donkomi episode who said Michael Emenalo has done very well for Chelsea?
Michael Emenalo came down to watch training today. Giving Jose Mourinho a hug
Exclusive pictures from training today. Manager Jose Mourinho shares the love with Michael Emenalo
6 Jan 16, 2014 8:37:00 AM The Blues have 22 players out on loan with four more likely to follow this month, and the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and Lucas Piazon are making a big impact When Nemanja Matic next runs onto a football pitch in a Chelsea shirt, almost three years, two transfers and about 50 million euros in spent cash after his last appearance, no one will argue it was all part of the plan. Had the Serb not been deemed expendable in the €25 million deal which brought David Luiz to Stamford Bridge from Benfica in January 2011 and inconsequential enough to make the insertion of a buy-back clause seem unnecessary, Roman Abramovich need not have reached so deep into his pockets to acquire the powerful, dominating midfielder Jose Mourinho craved. Yet Matic’s career path, leaving Chelsea to forge his reputation before returning to enjoy his peak years, is one the club fully expects – and indeed hopes – will soon become a road more taken. MATIC RETURNS PROFILE: 'Strong, tireless & ...
Chelsea have promoted Michael Emenalo from his position as chief scout to assistant first team coach. Emenalo, who has been with the Blues since October 2007, succeeds Ray Wilkins in the role and Chelsea say the move is "recognition of his efforts". The 45-year-old represented Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup and won 14 caps. Emenalo, who briefly played for Notts County in the mid-1990s, will continue to scout for the first team while he updates his coaching qualifications. The Nigerian's playing career also took him to the United States, Spain, Germany and Israel.
MOURINHO THE MASTER OF HIS OWN DESTINY Jose Mourinho appears to have much more autonomy as Chelsea boss in 2014 than in his first spell with the club back in 2004. As Jose Mourinho sets about devising a new blueprint for success at Stamford Bridge, it has been interesting to see that so far this season it appears to be "his" masterplan being implemented and not that of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and his advisers on the playing side, Director of Football Operations, Mike Forde and Technical Director, Michael Emenalo. In the past, it has been a bone of contention for many followers of the London club that those who counsel with Mr Abramovich, principally Chairman Bruce Buck, Chief Executive Officer Ron Gourlay (and Peter Kenyon before him), Director Eugene Tenenbaum along with Forde and Emenalo, do so in a blinkered manner that often shows a complete lack of respect for those who have made and make Chelsea Football Club what it is -- namely the supporters and the players and managers they fete. In a dec ...
Seemingly since Michael Emenalo was appointed Technical Director in 2011. Not sure if it's down to him or the Board learning.
Ayanda Patosi is being watched by Chelsea football director Michael Emenalo. Ajax are also interested in the 21 year-old South African.
I remember when we were giving Michael Emenalo a lot of crap when actually he is really good at his job and it was frank Arnesen who wasn't
Is Michael Emenalo planning to buy the Belgian league in the next few months or what?
Mata’s father & agent, Juan Sr., has held talks with Technical Director Michael Emenalo & a loan to was discussed. (Mirror)
Chelsea FC Transfer Rumor : Juan Mata wants to leave to play for a team at the highest level but is waiting for the green light from the club (El Confidencial) According to O Jogo, Nemanja Matic did not travel with his teammates for fear of getting injured before travelling to London . Chelsea are vying with Inter Milan for defender Kurt Zouma who has been earmarked as future France captain by Didier Deschamps . Zouma's agent: "At Chelsea, Zouma could work with Jose Mourinho and he could help Kurt to make big improvement" Chelsea are in battle with Arsenal over the signature of highly rated Atletico Madrid midfielder, Saul Niguezhref, 19. CFC's top spy will watch Saul Niguez in action against Getafe on Sunday before launching a concerted attempt to land him (Sunday People) (People) PSG manager Laurent Blanc: "Eden Hazard? At PSG we do not intend to sign all the players in the world" Falcao's arrival would mean the Blues having to balance the books, with exits for Mata and Essien, as well as Kevin de Bruyn ...
Andre villas boas (AVB) was sacked and Emmanuel Adebayor returns to first team and he has scored 3 goals in 2 matches. I can smell DISCRIMINATION! Emmanuel Adebayor and Assou ekotto were both exiled! AVB is failure...he did same to MIkel Obi at Chelsea and he wasn't talk to Michael Emenalo (chelsea scout)
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed football chief Michael Emenalo is still working on transfer...
Jose Mourinho insists he is looking forward to working with Chelsea's Technical Director Michael Emenalo as he gets down to work in his second stint as Blues boss.
Mourinho's most wanted: The lowdown on Jose's five transfer targets he hopes can spearhead Chelsea title challenge Jose Mourinho is back in town at Chelsea and while the fan favourite will be officially unveiled on Monday as the new Blues boss, the hard work has already begun. The 50-year-old held a meeting with Technical Director Michael Emenalo, with the former Real Madrid manager already having his eyes set on five transfer targets to help strengthen the club ahead of next season. Here let's looks at the five-man list that Mourinho will hope can fire the Blues to Premier League and Champions League glory. Stevan Jovetic - Fiorentina One of Europe’s most sought after forwards, Jovetic has been key to Fiorentina since joining in 2008 and is also a regular for Montenegro playing as a support striker. A constant threat against England in the recent World Cup qualifier in Podgorica, the 23-year-old has been a long term target for Arsenal and Manchester United. Although Jovetic has scored 27 league goals o ...
Chelsea Money to spend? Roman Abramovich will presumably seek to supply new manager José Mourinho with reinforcements, even though this club still aspire to comply comfortably with financial fair play regulations. That might, potentially, necessitate at least one notable sale Who's spending it? The Technical Director, Michael Emenalo, is nominally overseeing the recruitment and scouting department and will liaise with the manager and owner to secure purchases Ins? They will seek a central midfielder and a striker as priorities, but additions to defence and a back-up goalkeeper required Outs? The likes of Florent Malouda and Yossi Benayoun will leave under freedom of contract. The intrigue will come if rivals bid for David Luiz, Ramires or Fernando Torres - MK
Nigeria’s Michael Emenalo has offered to resign from his role as Chelsea’s sporting director to facilitate the return of Jose Mourinho. But it is understood
Chelsea have rejected Michael Emenalo's offer to resign from his position as sporting director but Roman Abramovich believes the Nigerian can workalongside Jose Mourinho. Source: The Times
uncomfortable with working under Michael Emenalo the Technical Director at Chelsea. Mourinho being the distinctive character...
Profile of Chelsea's Technical Director (the same role Angeloni will be filling with us) Michael Emenalo.
CHELSEA IN THE TRANSFER MARKET The Special One will be back,we all expect. But while Jose Mourinho rebuilt the side that had finished 2nd under Claudio Ranieri,&turned Chelsea into the best side in the country,it may be different this time round. Mourinho wants to call the shots but the 2013 version of the Blues is not the same beast as the 2004 incarnation. That Chelsea did not even have a Technical Director,let alone one as powerful as Michael Emenalo is now – the man who is in charge of the club's player recruitment policy. And where Mourinho fostered a close&strong relationship with then-chief executive Peter Kenyon – who single-handedly kept the internal problems under some sort of control for the final 15months of the manager's 1st reign – he may find incumbent Ron Gourlay is perhaps less likely to take the side of the manager in any disputes. What is evident,unquestioned,is that Mourinho inherits a small&unbalanced squad,which must be significantly replenished. At the same time,he has to make ...
Daily Mail says Jose Mourinho, this time he has agreed to work with a director of football — Michael Emenalo — for long-term benefit.
Mourinho told Abramovich to get rid of Technical Director Michael Emenalo, but the owner has dismissed that idea. [Daily Star]
Jose Mourinho has been told he will have to accept working under Technical Director Michael Emenalo if he...
Jose Mourinho's representatives are in talks with Chelsea. Roman Abramovich rejected to fire Technical Director Michael Emenalo though -W.
Avram Grant has been working with Michael Emenalo for the last 6-7 weeks; the pair reportedly keen on AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang.
What experience has Michael Emenalo got to be a Technical Director a hand full of games 4 Notts County
Rafael Benitez at his Chelsea press conference: "What I said is we have 11 games to play, 33 points [to play for], we must stick together and get behind the team. "We need the atmosphere of Arsenal and Napoli. The message is clear - I have no problem with the board, Michael Emenalo, Roman Abramovich or the players. I will do the best for the club. I have 26 years of principles, respect and education to achieve what I have." Y❼
Rafa: 'I do not have any problem with the board, Michael Emenalo, Roman Abramovich, the players. 'Yesterday I...
player-managers. Glenn Hoddle (1993-96), Ruud Gullit (1996-98) and Gianluca Vialli (1998-2000) all happily named themselves in their own starting lineups and all with a certain amount of success. In many ways, it makes even more sense these days. The role of a manager is now far beyond the powers of one man, unless it's an extraordinary man like Sir Alex Ferguson. Chelsea seem reluctant to devolve that much power to an individual anyway, which is why Jose Mourinho is unlikely to ever return. Abramovich has his own scout, Michael Emenalo. He runs the long-term transfer strategy and there are dozens of minions scuttling around Cobham with important-looking pieces of paper. Terry could appoint an experienced assistant, a good coaching team and then act in something of an executive role, delegating all but the most essential of tasks. The final benefit, for those of a conspiratorial bent, is that even if Terry's appointment fails in the short term, it will succeed in the long term. For years, Newcastle manage ...
Benitez: "I have conversations with Michael Emenalo, the Technical Director, every single day. He watches the training sessions, we talk about football and when I meet Roman Abramovich, we talk about football." ~Mawuli
Roman if you accept my terms of sacking Michael Emenalo and John Obi Mikel then I will take charge of Chelsea. I await your response
If Jose pops up at Chelsea, you'd imagine that's the end of Michael Emenalo. Jose shafted Real's Technical Director as well
This was a very good post on the forum on Chelsea Now I may be exaggerating this a little bit, but these are my viewpoints I've had for a while and I will stick to them. Also, I agree the 'Special One' is the only one who can guide us to success in the near future. He's a unique manager in every aspect. Now the issues: 1). Rafa Benitez as coach: Clearly the appointment of Rafa Benitez was never going to be accepted by Chelsea supporters, so the appointment was perplexing to start off with. Benitez had not had a managerial role for two years after he had been sacked by Inter Milan two years ago. Since then he was a media pundit in Dubai and he wasn't sort after by other clubs. To me this suggests that clubs know he's an overrated manager and that after the disasters of Liverpool at the end and with Inter Milan, he's not worth risking to have as a manager. What makes the appointment so much worse is the fact that he replaced a Chelsea legend who was respected and admired by Chelsea supporters. Since his app ...
With bobby campbell and michael emenalo around, even if jose is sacked he will not return to chelsea. A lot has to change IMO
I hope Michael Emenalo and Roman Abramovich will discuss Rafa's future.
Michael Emenalo does not want Jose Mourinho back to Chelsea because he hate him and loves Guardiola.
I think my seminar tutor could be Michael Emenalo
Chelsea football chief Michael Emenalo is coming under enormous pressure at Stamford Bridge.
"Who'll replace him? Avram Grant? Michael Emenalo? Be careful what you wish for..." They think Jose would come now to save them
Perhaps we're signing him to strip for Michael Emenalo then.
Beat Wigan.. or else! Benitez on the brink at Chelsea after just two months in charge Rafa Benitez’s reign at Chelsea is on the brink after only two months as Roman Abramovich ponders the unthinkable. Benitez spent yesterday at his family home on the Wirral aware Abramovich is furious at the post-Christmas tailspin. The travelling Chelsea fans were unrelenting in the abuse that rained down on Benitez after Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Newcastle, which followed embarrassing draws at Swansea, Brentford and Reading. And while the Spaniard is not likely to be sacked yet – with fingers also being pointed at Technical Director Michael Emenalo for Chelsea’s unbalanced and under-sized squad – anything other than victory at home to Wigan on Saturday could see the trigger pulled. Benitez, whose relationship with Emenalo is understood to have cooled in the past month, knows that Abramovich does not tolerate failure and is prepared to do whatever he feels necessary. The Russian believes he has to act if there i ...
Benitez's reign as interim manager is reportedly hanging by a thread & pressure is also said to be mounting on Michael Emenalo. [Express]
Roman Abramovich, Eugene Tenenbaum, Rafa Benitez, Michael Emenalo, Bruce Buck, Fernando Torres, You r destroying our club, Pliz leave our club in peace. Its written on da wall, ur da cause of our downfall
Well done John Terry & boiz. Benitez its high time u knw dat u aint welcome,d Cartel is at work again! Roman Abramovich & Michael Emenalo,i dedicate dis Newcastle lost 2 u guys
Ron Gourlay , Bruce Buck & Michael Emenalo of u Guys really know what doing ?
Benitez: "We are playing more games than anyone. In some positions we have only two or three players, that's the reality." That's Ron Gourlay, Bruce Buck and Michael Emenalo's faults. We currently have 22 players out on loan.
Michael Emenalo and Ron Gourlay are personal advisors of Roman. Roman is mentally insane when it comes to football.
I Man United fan just said to me "you are not our competition ,your competition is Spurs ,Everton ,Arsenal and Liverpool , ours is City " Any thoughts ? Here is mine We only have 15 first team players inc Cech and Turnbull ,we have 23 players on loan that we could really use but we missed the deadline to recall . The United fan is right we are not in their league anymore or City's because we have a very small squad which is full of tired players .. Thank you Michael Emenalo ,Bruce Buck and Ron Gourlay for putting us in such a mess .MR .
Delegate the decisions to Technical Director Michael Emenalo or agent Vlado Lemic and ...
Roman Abramovich will take complete control of picking Chelsea’s next boss after complaining about being swayed into hiring Rafa Benitez. The Blues owner regrets employing the ex-Liverpool boss as interim manager after being advised by Technical Director Michael Emenalo, who pushed hard for the Spaniard to be appointed.
Demba Ba already looks an inspirational signing by Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez. Unlike Fernando Torres, Ba offers Chelsea the physical presence for their diminutive midfield to play around. And also in contrast to his Spanish rival, Ba can play with his back to goal, being a target for teammates to hit from deep and laying the ball off for the likes of Eden Hazard and Juan Mata as they buzz around him. The manner of victory at Stoke City shouldn't be dismissed. Chelsea's midfield fought Stoke for the right to play and with Ba constantly throwing himself into Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth, the scoreline was well deserved. Benitez, Michael Emenalo, Piet de Visser or Roman Abramovich, whoever it was that recognised how Ba would complement the Blues midfield deserves a pat on the back. TORRES IN PEAK 'PHYSICAL' CONDITION Word from those who worked with Fernando Torres at Liverpool is that the Chelsea striker is in great, physical shape. His strength and conditioning at Chelsea is as good as it was at his pe ...
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Oi, Bruce Buck, Ron Gourlay, Michael Emenalo and Roman Abramovich. Sign up Frankie NOW. Don't continue to be morons.
The interim Chelsea coach has been assured by Technical Director Michael Emenalo that reinforcements will be brought in.
tell that to Michael Emenalo. From Tuscon girls academy to Chelsea Technical Director without passing go.
Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez says he chats with Technical Director Michael Emenalo on a daily basis and expects to draw up a list of transfer targets in the next few days. [Source : Sky Sports News]
Chelsea to offer Pep £20m-a- season Roman Abramovich wants to offer former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola a £20 million-a-season contract to take over at Chelsea in the summer, ESPN can reveal. It is being suggested the Chelsea owner's 'trigger happy' attitude to managers - eight sacked in nine-and-a-half years - is putting off Guardiola, who is currently taking a year out of the game in New York after leaving the Nou Camp. Indeed, reports suggest that Technical Director Michael Emenalo is drawing up a backup list which includes Jurgen Klopp, however, ESPN has learned that Abramovich is determined to win the race for Guardiola, despite intense interest from PSG, AC Milan and Bayern Munich. With Europe's elite all keen to lure Guardiola, Abramovich plans to blow them all out of the water with a massive offer of a £20m-a- year, four year contract, plus bonuses that would easily ensure the Spaniard earns nearly £100m for his troubles and becomes the world's highest paid manager. But Guardiola's agent, J ...
Hurray, another call asking about the Technical Director - gets cut off! Hmm why? *** does Michael Emenalo get paid for?
why are we giving ASHLEY to the enemies.words ov same chealsea players 2 the Technical Director ov chealsea Michael Emenalo.
Working under Abramovich easy compared to Liverpool, claims Benitez... "We have an owner, a Technical Director Michael Emenalo and a good [team of] staff. It's easy," "I don't have two owners who don't talk to each other, which was a problem [at Liverpool]."
Exclusive: Chelsea HAVE PUT Fernando Torres on sale and Abramovich has asked Michael Emenalo to make a short list of targets because Chelsea will buy another striker on January!!!
Pls Roman Abramovich, u are the owner of chelsea football club, we as fans may have some considerable advice towards moving the club forward,my advice here is that pls dont let Ashley Cole go, bcos he is @ his best as of know,he deserved 2 more years contract,his just 31 years old,as a defender he will still be vibrant even @ 33,b4 then Ryan Bertrand has develop fully as a world class defender and can be a good cover for the team,take a look @ the Italian defence, they use matured and experience people,R,DM, Bruce Buck,and Michael Emenalo,pls take note and act fast,lets not repeat that mistake we did in letting michael ballack go without a good replacement,which had efect to the entire team.thanks wishing my beloved club more premier and Champions League glories.UP CHELSEA, UP BLUES.
It was either Michael Essien or Michael Emenalo. Get your guesses in now...
Victor Moses' performance in Wigan's defeat by Chelsea convinced Roberto Di Matteo,Michael Emenalo and Roman Abramovich to meet the asking price for Nigerian.
A meeting was just held this afternoon in at Stamford Bridge London. Present at the meeting were Chelsea director Michael Emenalo, Marseille director Phillipe Perez and a representative of Marseille right back Cesar Azpilicueta
Chelsea chief Emenalo warns Cavani: Drop your demands Chelsea refuse to meet the match the demands of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. The Daily Mail says Cavani has insisted he become one of Chelsea’s top earners should he agree a move to London - demanding a hefty £150,000-per-week. In addition to his wages, Cavani would cost £35million in transfer fees. And Chelsea are not prepared to give in to the Uruguay striker’s demands and it is understood Blues Technical Director Michael Emenalo has told Cavani’s advisers that the club will not pursue their interest in the centre-forward until he lowers salary.
Official, Victor Moses is CHELSEA player.He is d 3rd Nigerian player 2 be signed by chelsea since Michael Emenalo became chelsea Director of Football,he is doin wel 4 naija footbal,true legend.
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Thorgan has talent. But will be a few years before he can break into senior team. While I was a bit skeptical of some of the early reports, this one is hard to argue with. Thorgan Hazard will be joining Chelsea along with his brother Eden, bringing the the Belgian contingent signed by Michael Emenalo to 8 in the last 12 months. He's a talented prospect, so it will be fun to watch him develop. Welcome to Chelsea Thorgan Hazard. Up blues
Interesting note I just discovered doing some research; Michael Emenalo was a teammate of Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova at Lleida in 97/98
European Champions Chelsea will make a shock £10million swoop for Wigan star Victor Moses. The talented former Crystal Palace winger – currently on international duty with Nigeria – was a major reason why Roberto Martinez’s side beat the drop last season, the Daily Mirror reports on Tuesday. Moses has refused to sign a new deal at the DW Stadium, putting Chelsea and other top teams on alert. Moses is a favourite of Chelsea’s top talent spotter, Michael Emenalo - a fellow Nigerian and the main man behind the new recruits for the Double winners. Latics boss Martinez does not want to lose his talisman, but chairman Dave Whelan has admitted that a big offer will be hard to resist. The signing of Moses would probably mean the end for Daniel Sturridge, who has fallen out of favour under Roberto Di Matteo.
Abramovich and Technical Director Michael Emenalo have been working on bringing in additions to the Blues squad de...
Chelsea representative Michael Emenalo has travelled to Brazil to speak to Sao Paulo about Lucas Moura
Chelsea has agreed a fee of £38m for Porto's Brazilian forward Hulk. The deal is expected to be signed imminently, with personal terms and a medical reported to be mere formalities. Hulk, who scored twice in Brazil's recent friendly against the Denmark, looks set to bring Roman Abramovich's summer spending to a total of £70m already, with the £32m singing of Eden Hazard set to be confirmed. The 25-year old has scored 122 goals in just 200 career appearances, including 52 since joining Porto in 2008 Chelsea are currently in managerial limbo, with Abramovich hesitant to hand Roberto Di Matteo a full contract for next season. But the billionaire Chairman, with the help of influential Technical Director Michael Emenalo, is already setting out plans for next season after the Russian was reportedly disappointed by the fashion in which the London side managed to finally lift the Champions League trophy. Hulk is considered a player to excite the crowds, playing as either a striker or a right winger where he is ...
Chelsea to test Arsenal resolve with Walcott bid Chelsea continue to watch Theo Walcott's contract talks with Arsenal. The Sunday Mirror says the England winger is a summer target for Chelsea chiefs Roman Abramovich and Michael Emenalo. Walcott has just over a year to run on his current deal and is shocked the Gunners have still not opened serious talks about a new contract.
Michael Emenalo moved up from his previous position of head opposition scout in November 2010.
At Lleida, Vilanova played in the 1997-98 season together with Chelsea sports director Michael Emenalo and with Jordi Alba's agent. [via md]
Chelsea owner Abramovich and Technical Director Michael Emenalo have mapped out their way forward-without the "old gaurd".According to a reliable source,the scape-goats are Jose Bosingwa,Frank Lampard,Hilario,Paolo Ferreira,Didier Drogba,Michael Essien,Raul Meireles,Malouda and Ashley Cole.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and technical chief Michael Emenalo has mapped out their way forward. with radical changes prepared ƒσя next season
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