Posted on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 06:22 AM

Italian media is reporting that Nigerian Michael Emenalo is about to lose his job as Director of Football at English football giant, Chelsea. He is likely going to be replaced by Walter Sabatini, former director of sports at Roma FC of Italy.

Corriere dello Sport reports that Emenalo, who was part of the Super Eagle world cup team of 1998, and was appointed Chelsea's Director of Football in 2011, may not leave the club but 'transition to a different role'. 

It will be recalled that Emenalo had offered to resign when Jose Mourinho returned to the club was told to 'stop being silly and go back to work'. This may underline the value the club places on his services.

Corriere dello Sport wrote this about Walter Sabatini:

"Sabatini had built himself a great reputation at his previous job with AS Roma, where he was credited with revitalizing an aging, overpaid side with smart signings — many of whom he then had to sell, which supposedly frustrated him and lead to his resignation earlier this season."  

The 51-year-old has also served as Director of Football at Palermo and Lazio previously, and was linked with Chelsea throughout the summer already.

 

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