French giants AS Monaco have announced the departure of former Super Eagles star Michael Emenalo after spending almost two years with the club.
He joined Monaco in November 2017 after being recommended for his eye for top talent, but his recruitment caused him to lose the confidence of his bosses.
But the French club stated clearly that the 54-year-old was not sacked at the club, but left on mutual agreement. Before joining Monaco last two years, Emenalo worked as Chelsea technical director for six years before he left.
“I want to thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to discover the French championship and wish the Club and supporters a great season 2019/2020,” Emenalo said.
He joined Chelsea in 2007 under Avram Grant, for whom he played at Maccabi Tel Aviv and spent a decade in West London.
Emenalo worked in both the scouting and coaching departments at Chelsea before being promoted to technical director in 2011.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012, plus three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup and Europa League.
Emenalo, who played for Notts County in the 1990s and for the San Jose Clash in the first MLS game.
He won 14 caps for Nigeria and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, missing the first game through injury but then played against Argentina and Greece before Nigeria were knocked out by Italy.