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Michael Emenalo Former Nigeria international denies Chelsea sack rumours

Michael Emenalo has served in several capacities in the Chelsea board since he joined the club in 2007.

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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo says Jose Mourinho fell out with his players play Michael Emenalo to remain at his position in Chelsea (Chelsea TV)

Former Nigeria international Michael Emenalo has reacted to reports that he is set to be sacked as Chelsea Football Director.

Emenalo has served in several capacities in the Chelsea board since he joined the club in 2007.

Reports emerged over the weekend that the former defender is set to lose his role in the club to ex-Roma transfer guru, Walter Sabatini.

Walter Sabatini play Ex FRoma guru Walter Sabatini was reportedly on his way to replace Emenalo (AS Roma via Getty Images)


The 51-year-old, however, took to Twitter to deny the reports.

"Reports about me leaving Chelsea are false. The board is working very hard to get the club back to where we belong. In the Championship," Emenalo tweeted.

His responsibilities as Director of Football include heading the scouting and academy programs.

Michael Emenalo is a close confident of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich play Roman Abramovich has decided to stick with Michael Emenalo (Dave Shopland/Daily Mail)

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According to Daily Mail, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich retains faith in Emenalo despite Antonio Conte’s recommendation of Sabatini who was hugely successful in that role for Roma.

The report states that the defender is highly rated by the Abramovich for his experience of being in charge of Chelsea’s complex system of loans and recruitment across Europe.

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