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A new Sporting Director was appointed by AS Monaco on Monday, November 27. Former Chelsea technical director, chief scout and assistant manager Michael Emenalo stepped down on November 6 amid reports of tensions between head coach Antonio Conte and the club’s hierarchy.
The 52-year-old played for Nigeria in the 1994 World Cup. Emenalo said on ASM’s website: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for me in such a high quality project. AS Monaco has shown a great evolution in the past few seasons and I am convinced that the club will keep being successful.
Vadim Vasilyev convinced me to join and I believe this is the right choice for me after my decision to leave Chelsea.”
Vasilyev, the club’s Vice-President said: “I have been following Michael Emenalo’s work for a long time and I am very happy to have him here after he chose to quit Chelsea.
“His know-how in scouting networks, as well as the technical skills he developed working in one of the most successful clubs in the world in the past few years, are the main reasons leading us to present him with our ambitious challenge. Through this appointment, it is a further sign that we are ambitious and competitive in our model.”
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