Emenalo quits Chelsea - Victory for Antonio Conte and finally a change in the right direction moving forward.

Michael Emenalo has resigned from his role as Chelsea's Technical Director with immediate effect. In my view this another victory at ...

Michael Emenalo has resigned from his role as Chelsea's Technical Director with immediate effect. In my view this another victory at Chelsea for Antonio Conte.

Sitting at home watching the victory over Manchester United again the other night with he subsequent post-match comments made by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville it really hit home the poor and unfavourable opinion people have of the hierarchy of our club.

Much of the focus post-match was of the David Luiz situation and the clip below shows you what these two thought of the situation but they also confirmed what the general opinion has been of our club with words such as "volatile" being used to describe us.

As you can see, at one stage Gary Neville states that he believes the situation with David Luiz being only the start of the power struggle at Chelsea with plenty of managers beforehand taking on the big players in the dressing room to lose the battle and eventually their job. 

Jamie Carragher then claims that the whole volatile nature has come from upstairs with the board allowing the players to dictate who remains in charge. He also stated that he does not believe that Antonio Conte would be here at Chelsea next season because of our failings in the transfer market back in the summer if we fail to achieve any form of success this year as the manager will have to face the consequences that those before him have. 

He added once again as we have often heard over the years, that Conte does not have enough of a say in the transfer decisions being made - something that appears to be the case and will remain here moving forward. 

Move forward twenty-four hours and Michael Emenalo resigns from his position as Technical Director stating that it's a decision that has not been taking lightly and something he has been thinking about for a while. Has the general opinion of our club finally forced a change upstairs with more to Emenalo leaving than first thought?  

First of all you have to question the timing of his departure? Two months ahead of what could turn out to be a pivotal transfer window in January, you would have thought that with part of his duties to head up our extensive scouting network, that he would be hard at it looking for potential signings to strengthen our squad hopefully with involvement from Conte

Some sections of the Chelsea support have called for Emenalo to leave the club for what has been perceived to be continued transfer failings over the past four transfer windows.
Could this be the fallout from a disappointing summer where it's common knowledge that Conte did not get all of the players he was looking to sign with players such as Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley turning us down at the last minute?

You have to look back at all of our transfer window disasters since the last really successful one being when Jose Mourinho was here for the second time, in the summer of his second season at the helm. Back then while players were preparing for the Euros in 2014, Chelsea caught everyone by surprise and got major signings completed within a few weeks of the season finishing. Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were signed and they proved to be the key to our success in winning the league that season. 

Ever since then as each window has come and gone it's been disappointing with reports that we have missed out on our main targets. You can't help but think that the longer this continued it would eventually come to a point. Chelsea sit fourth in the Premier League nine points behind the leaders Manchester City and face an uphill battle to retain the title this time around. 

Marina Granovskaia will assume Emenalo's duties at Chelsea for the immediate future. 
Antonio Conte would already be in discussion with the Chelsea board and Marina Granovskaia in particular of potential signings that he would like to make to bolster his options as we look to maintain a challenge domestically and in the Champions League. Only at the end of January, we will see if there has been a marked difference to our approach and any indication that things have changed to finally move in the right direction as far as how much the manager has a say. 

Antonio Conte has already demonstrated his fantastic tactical ability as a Coach by winning the Premier League at the first time of asking last season. He has made it crystal clear to his players that he is the boss, he will accept no such reported player power that led to the demise of Jose Mourinho and plenty of others here. Now it seems in my view and no matter what people's opinions are that Emenalo was a trusted ally at the club, Antonio Conte finally has won the trust of the owner and our board of directors to get on with the job he is paid to do with the majority of a say on transfers in/out of Chelsea while he remains in charge. 

This, in my view, is another victory for Antonio Conte


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