November 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm #1554482
Contes contacts obviously made him an offer he could not refuse.November 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm #1554495November 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm #1554542
Make no mistake, this is a loss to Chelsea, under his watch, the youth team has won the youth fa cup six times, the uefa league two times, Every Chelsea loanee usually talk about how smooth the communication is with Chelsea and the club monitors and get back to them almost immediately after every match. Our academy players dominated the England under 20 and 17 winning squads, Thibaut Courtois, Christensen, Eden Hazard, Victor Moses, Cesar Azplicueta, are all products of Chelsea scouting network under his watch, we bought those next to nothing apart from hazard. We could have added Lukaku, Debruyne and Salah to that list, albeit the error in judgement of a certain special one.
The loan system model now functions both as income generating stream and as developmental pathway for the good players into Chelsea, Christensen is a good example of this, Thibault Courtois before him, and it’s only a matter of time before Loftus Cheek and Abraham becomes regular starter in Chelsea.
Can Conte remain loyal to Chelsea for 10 years? I don’t see it happening, I rate the guys that work behind the scenes more, because they keep it all together believe me. I wish him all the bestNovember 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm #1554543
Chelsea TV interview with Emenalo regarding his decision:November 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm #1554566
I’m not sure the interview tells us anything but to be fair working at Chelsea Football Club for 10 years won’t have been easy there would have been a lot of pressure albeit Emenalo will have been well rewarded financially.
Emenalo is a divisive figure amongst the fans the majority of which will be glad to see him go.
Where we go from here is of most interest now do we replace Emenalo and if so with whom I would nail my colours to the mast of someone like Franco or Desailly coming in.
How much difference this makes to Conte signing a new contract is a matter of conjecture.
I won’t pretend that I’m disappointed with Emenalo going but the guys been at Chelsea for 10 years and because of that I can only wish him well.November 7, 2017 at 8:30 am #1554625
Apparently Emenalo was a supporter of Conte and backed him when Marina did not. If that is true then maybe that puts Conte under even more pressure…?
I am also reading that Frank could potentially be offered the Emenalo role, or at least something similar, which I think would be good for the Club and Conte
Going to be interesting to see how this pans out…!! KTBFFHNovember 7, 2017 at 8:49 am #1554629
1905, the Mail suggests “palpable discord” between Conte and Emenalo in today’s article.
Ok I own up I threw “palpable discord” in myself.😊
However there are suggestions in the Mail article of significant disagreements between the two over transfers this summer but who knows what is and isn’t true.
Remember when Jose came back Emenalo offered to resign then in anticipation of Jose not taking to a DoF role in the club?
Frank sounds great he’s a former Chelsea great but it sounds like a bit of easy journalism to me. Cheers 999November 7, 2017 at 8:52 am #1554632
Phwepsi@3:07pm yesterday. that made me chuckle mate.😊November 7, 2017 at 9:22 am #1554651
Nine your opinion about Emmanalo is an open secret before now, so let’s not pretend that you are going to give a well balanced assessment of the man, and as for speaking for the majority of Chelsea fans, there is nothing of whatsoever to suggest that your claim can be attributed to the majority.
I understand that some felt he has something to do with Ray, but he is not the owner, the owner and the board decides not him. We are all entitled to our respective opinions, but let’s not throw objectivity out of the window to satisfy our emotional appetite where people deserve credit, giving him credit/wishing him well because he has spent 10years at the club is as good as discrediting the man in my opinion, if this had come from someone else I will have no problem with it, but your opinion carries weight in this forum, and hence the need for me to post that your opinion is just your opinion on this particular one and it doesn’t represent the true service of this man to Chelsea, our academy is arguably the number one in the whole world and all you could say for the man that engineered the transformation is giving him credit for spending ten years?November 7, 2017 at 9:44 am #1554660
Like I have said many times before, no one really knows what was expected of the man and yet Roman kept him employed in a scouting role and then as technical director during our most successful period in the Clubs history
I have no doubt whatsoever that during this period with a multitude of managers/coaches plus changes on the board that he faced a lot of political in house fighting – and yet he remained
I have no idea what the repercussions will be for the Club (which is all I really care about) but I hope that any issues do NOT transmit themselves to the pitch after such a strong performance at the weekend to get ourselves back into contention at the top
Our run of upcoming fixtures would indicate a fair chance to pick up a lot of points and capitalise on any mistakes made by our rivals so long as we keep a steady ship. KTBFFHNovember 7, 2017 at 9:52 am #1554669
I think Jose is spot on about this.
Just have a look at the money the youth players have brought into the club that has supported the first team. those who refuse to fact check for themselves, roughly 150 million there not counting the likes of Lukaku and De Bryun.
A job very well done and all of our thanks should go towards the little known Nigerian who has, in part, kept us competitive with our title rivals.
he has also improved the fortunes of Englands youth teams. Again, too many fans prefer to read the freebie newspapers so only get the negative gossipy side of the job he’s done… and that is what so many on here regurgitate verbatim… But its easier to have outside forces to blame and Emenalo, like the press, is a great source of ire for fans who can’t see the bigger picture.
Hopefully some of you magpie fans will see the benefit his service has given to the club and be magnanimous in your thanks like decent human beings… but others like Phwepsi won’t… pay’s your money and takes your choice. But I for one, thank emenalo for the service and wonder what comes next.November 7, 2017 at 9:58 am #1554675
Well iv only seen 2 ‘fans’ so far on 3 forums who are sad to see elemano go and thats josebluearmy and rdp. What does that tell you?
need a proper chelsea man to take over. Someone like lampard who only has chelseas intrest at heart. Not only romans like elemano had done. I think lampard could do a great job with both youth and recruitment. Hes got my voteNovember 7, 2017 at 10:12 am #1554690
It seems from reading above that the Mail is reporting that Emanalo and Conte didn’t get on. Alternatively, this morning’s Sun is reporting that Emanalo was a Conte ally, and the real problem is Marina. Of course the Sun is wrapping it all up on the basis that this puts Conte’s position under EVEN MORE PRESSURE (of course!). Anyway, I believe this contrary reporting supports my view that us mere fans do not have a Scooby what goes on at the higher echelons of the club, and to take either a pro or anti Emenalo, OR Marina stance is based on sheer guesswork. The only comment I have seen from anyone who MIGHT know is Wilkins who is clearly anti Emenalo, but that may be because he has his own reasons to do so.November 7, 2017 at 10:14 am #1554692
Phewpsi mate… Was listening to Jason Cundy last night on the old wireless… He’s very much in the Jose and RDP camp. You might not like him but he has done a lot of good for the club and has given us the same service as some of our legendary players. A decade in the job suggests Roman trusts his judgement.
I think in a few years time, we’ll all have a fairly similar opinion of the guy when some of those England youth step up. The work he’s done is often unreported, vital to keeping the club an income and might well pay off ten to fifteen years from now.
Is Lampard the right choice… Why not… we need an appointment.November 7, 2017 at 10:29 am #1554703
First of all elemano and conte clearly didnt see eye to eye. Its obvious. Twice conte blanked elemano shaking hands pre season. Elemano also got jose sacked. Wilkins sacked anchelotti sacked. Im sorry but this is the moment chelsea fans have waited for. Hes a cancer behind the scenes and all he has on his side is that he ‘aparently’ found gems like azpi de bryne etc. Not sure what the scouts are payed for but he took the credit.
Anway recent transfer windows have been shocking. Him leaving. How can things be worse? we already gor embarrassed time after time from player rejections. .. Look at man citys director. Best in the world imo. They got him feom barca and hes making them a world force. Backing the manager. Building a dynasty building a youth project. Elemano wasnt in the same leauge as him.
This is good news. FinallyNovember 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm #1554785
It is impossible for fans to know about the relationships of the main powers at Chelsea, all we can do is look at outcomes. Emenalo has been responsible for scouting, loans and the academy. We have brought in some wonderful players at good prices, but some have not been treated well by the club (e.g. De Bruyne). The verdict on the loan system is mixed, spme success but too many players sitting on the bench. The Academy has risen to be the best in the country. I don’t think overall that is a bad record. The difficulties in the last couple of transfer windows MAY owe more to Granovskia being a tough cookie and leaving deals to the last minute hoping to get a few million off, not something City do and not a wise strategy.November 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm #1554812
JBA, this forum is all about sharing opinions and as you say I’ve never hid my concerns about Emenalo which go right back to how someone who was Coaching a girls High School Soccer team in the USA got appointed by Avram Grant to a senior role at a club like Chelsea in the first place and just like everyone else on here I’m entitled to put forward my opinions on all things Chelsea and for you to suggest that I shouldn’t do so because my views might carry more weight than others is both unacceptable and nonsense and is somewhat insulting to the intelligence to all the other posters on here.
I agree with 1905, the liquidator and others when they say that nobody really knows what goes on behind the scenes at Chelsea but I’m not a supporter of DOF buying players for the first team and whilst Mourinho was a prize plum at Chelsea especially in his final months and needed to go I thought that Emenalo’s “palpable discord” interview after Mourinho’s departure where he refused to even call Mourinho by his name reflected badly on both him and the club given what Mourinho had contributed to the club over two tenures.
It’s nonsense to credit Emenalo with the success of the Academy, and the recent England achievements at U 20 and U17 level the Academy was already in its ascendancy having already started winning FA Youth Cup’s a year before Emenalo had even been appointed Technical Director and predominantly all of the players involved in the Academies success from then and going forwards to now were already part of the Chelsea Academy before Emenalo was appointed Technical Director and Neil Bath and the Academy Coaches are where the accolades for our Academies success should go.
I’m sure Emenalo has been responsible for good work as TD at Chelsea inc the further development of the club’s loan strategy but let’s not try and rewrite history the England players who were in the recent U20 and U17 England teams all predominantly pre date Emenalo’s appointment as Technical Director as do the likes of Abraham and RLC.
I won’t be a hypocrite and say I’m sad to see Elmenalo go but I acknowledged in my previous post that being Technical Director at Chelsea would have been a difficult job and believe that anyone that has given 10 years service to the club deserves to be wished well with his future which is what I did.
As Phwepsi points out very few posts on Chelsea forums inc this one are saying that they are sad to see Elmenalo go which suggests that there is a majority who are either pleased to see him go and or don’t have a strong view either way and I have never claimed neither would I ever claim that I speak for the majority of Chelsea supporters I just gave my personal view that based on what I had read on Chelsea forums previously the majority of Chelsea supporters wouldn’t be disappointed with Emenalo’s departure which is seemingly borne out by the recent responses from Chelsea supporters both on here and on other Chelsea forums.
Personally I think it’s now a case of the King is dead long live the King and Emenalo is in the past now and I’m much more interested in the future and where we go from here who might come in and whether Emenalo’s departure has a positive or negative effect on Conte’s position and future at Chelsea.November 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm #1554852
Top post nine, well said.November 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm #1554886
Seriously spell “Emenalo’s” name correctly it make’s you look like a novice.November 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm #1554889
The reason most fans do not like Emenalo is the way he weaseled his way to assistant manager under Carlo Ancelotti by getting a Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins the sack.
That is never going to go down well with the fans now is it?!
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