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EMENALO APPOINTED ASSISTANT

Posted on: Thu 18 Nov 2010

Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Emenalo to the position of Assistant First Team Coach. He moves up from his previous position of Head Opposition Scout.

Michael has been an important part of the first team management structure since his arrival in October 2007, and his promotion to Assistant First Team Coach is recognition of his efforts to date.

Michael will continue to oversee the first team scouting operation as he makes the transition to coaching. He will split the initial period between assisting First Team Coach Carlo Ancelotti and updating his coaching qualifications as he takes on this bigger and more influential role.

Source : http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~2224487,00.html

Who the f*ck is this bloke ?

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Michael Emenalo (born July 4, 1965 in Aba, Nigeria) is a former Nigerian football (soccer) defender.

Emenalo played college soccer in the United States at Boston University from 1986 to 1989. From there, he played for Molenbeek in Belgium, Eintracht Trier in Germany and Notts County in England before coming back to the US. Emenalo was part of the original allocated players for Major League Soccer and spent two seasons (1996-97) with the San Jose Clash. After that, he played with Lleida in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. Emenalo played for Nigeria in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was capped 14 times for his country.

On the 18th November 2010 Emenalo took up a new job as Assistant Coach of Chelsea FC. Promoted from his former role of Head Opposition Scout.

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Seems the link I posted wasn't all entire nonsense afterall....

The power games behind Ray Wilkins' Chelsea sacking

Nov 12 2010 By Dan Levene

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THE sudden and harsh dismissal of Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins, connected with the club for 37 years, has shocked everyone at Stamford Bridge.

Given his cards by chief executive Ron Gourlay half-way through watching a reserve team game, Wilkins is said to be shocked and dismayed by the treatment he has received from his former employers.

Speculation on Thursday talked of a major bust-up following Wednesday's game against Fulham, but I can rule this out.

Relations between Wilkins and team manager Carlo Ancelotti were as convivial as ever when they attended the reserve game together the following day.

There also no suggestion whatsoever of any stain on Wilkins' character.

The reality is that Wilkins appears to have been the latest victim of a power struggle at Chelsea, with the name of his successor likely to point towards the man holding the smoking gun.

Three main contenders seem to be emerging: Ancelotti's man, Abramovich's man, and the fans' man...

Ancelotti's man: Paulo Maldini

Ancelotti and Maldini are closer than close. At AC Milan for seven years Carlo was Paolo's mentor, while Paolo was Carlo's leading general.

There has been little secret Ancelotti wanted to bring in Maldini when he first arrived at Chelsea, and overtures were again made possibly as recently as this closed season. But Maldini has always said the time is not yet right.

Any announcement of Maldini as Chelsea's new assistant manager will show Ancelotti is very much in the driving seat at Chelsea: that following his historic double he is seen as the goose that laid the golden egg, and that Stamford Bridge will be his fortress for many years to come.

Abramovich's man: Michael Emenalo

Michael Who? Emenalo was appointed as a scout under Avram Grant's tenure as Chelsea manager, and has impressed many at the club since – notably owner Roman Abramovich. An occasional Nigerian international who played under Grant at Maccabi Tel Aviv, he is said to be keen to back to coaching.

But why would one of the biggest clubs in the world sack a known and respected assistant, and replace him with a journeyman defender from the Israeli league?

The word currently doing the rounds in some quarters is explosive: that Carlo Ancelotti's days at Stamford Bridge may be numbered. Specifically, they say, they are numbered to the last day of the season: after which a club from the north with lots of cash would like to put a proposition to him. Thus, Chelsea are already looking towards next season.

There is speculation within the corridors of Cobham that Pep Guardiola and his Barcelona management team are being tentatively lined-up to replace Ancelotti's outfit, and that Emenalo may be promoted to assistant to perform a supervisory role like Grant previously did when Jose Mourinho was boss.

If this is an accurate explanation, then the next man who should be fearful of his position is Chelsea director of football Frank Arnesen: who may soon find the name on his office door replaced by that of his former Barcelona equivalent Txiki Begiristain.

The fans' man: Gianfranco Zola

If Wilkins was popular, then Zola is still messiah to some. He is out of work, and has long made it clear that he would love to return to Stamford Bridge. Making the fans' favourite assistant boss would win an awful lot of goodwill.

But be careful what you wish for. Chelsea have again, in the last week, been forced to deny they have plans to build a new, larger stadium: one that would have brought far more cash through the door, to help them comply with rules on the funding of football clubs.

To help their plan for self-sufficiency through youth development, Chelsea need the cash to come from somewhere. Could the appointment of a fans favourite be a way to persuade season ticket holders to accept a significant increase in ticket prices over the summer to make this happen? Only time will tell.

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Seems the link I posted wasn't all entire nonsense afterall....

mate the guy who writes for that fulham chronicle site is a cretin who claims to be in the know and makes up lines from sources all the time

it was hardly rocket science that emanalo was going to be promoted

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How's about we give him a chance ?

Dont be so bloody daft, No-one has heard of him so he`s obviously a really rubbish coach, and is definitely worse than Butch....even though no-one actually knows who he is or what he can do. Stop being sensible and start jumping to conclusions right now.

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Okay, okay, I dont want to rush to judgement on someone I dont even know. But if the guy is Roman's man I just dont get it. I guess the only way I wouldve been happy after this whole Wilkins affair would have beeen for Steve Clarke to come back as #2. So what do I know?

Abramovich's man: Michael Emenalo

Michael Who? Emenalo was appointed as a scout under Avram Grant's tenure as Chelsea manager, and has impressed many at the club since – notably owner Roman Abramovich. An occasional Nigerian international who played under Grant at Maccabi Tel Aviv, he is said to be keen to back to coaching.

But why would one of the biggest clubs in the world sack a known and respected assistant, and replace him with a journeyman defender from the Israeli league?

The word currently doing the rounds in some quarters is explosive: that Carlo Ancelotti's days at Stamford Bridge may be numbered. Specifically, they say, they are numbered to the last day of the season: after which a club from the north with lots of cash would like to put a proposition to him. Thus, Chelsea are already looking towards next season.

There is speculation within the corridors of Cobham that Pep Guardiola and his Barcelona management team are being tentatively lined-up to replace Ancelotti's outfit, and that Emenalo may be promoted to assistant to perform a supervisory role like Grant previously did when Jose Mourinho was boss.

If this is an accurate explanation, then the next man who should be fearful of his position is Chelsea director of football Frank Arnesen: who may soon find the name on his office door replaced by that of his former Barcelona equivalent Txiki Begiristain.

BJD says its made up, but this sent a fecking chill down my spine. If we lose Carlo to City I will be pissed, but if we are going to import Barca's coaching staff that would just make it worse. We are Chelsea, not some hypocritical club from Spain who lay claim to being the forerunners of the beautiful game and then employ some of its darkest arts.

If there are any signs Carlo wants to leave, Emenalo better make nice with him or take a hike.

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Of course its made up Westway.

In one paragraph he has said Mancini to sacked to be replaced by Carlo who will be replaced by Guardiola. And the sources ?

'The word currently doing the rounds in some quarters' and 'speculation within the corridors of Cobham'.

Its nonsense , just like everything else he writes. He has as much insider info as you and i do.

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It's no real surprise.

I had it between him and Neil Clement, it is most definately a cost effective move.

He has to take his coaching badges still, which makes things a little confusing, all in all it proves what a man

Carlo is, I couldn't see Jose, Wenger, Sir Alex or any top premiership manager having his assistants being

chosen, it's not the done thing over here, Carlo has had things done above his head in Italy - it doesn't

really bother him he just gets on with it and history says results follow.

Mickey Mouse could be his assistant - it wouldn't worry him.

Roman sure has his man !

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How's about we give him a chance ?

Absolutely. Just because most of us haven't heard much if anything about him, doesn't mean he's no good for the job.

Looking at that article. The word from inside Stamford Bridge was always that it was going to be an internal appointment, which pretty much shows up the speculation about either Maldini or Zola taking over from Ray Wilkins as the fabrication it obviously is. In fact the sentence "The sudden and harsh dismissal of Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins, connected with the club for 37 years" sets the standard for the inaccuracies that follow. Again and again I've heard this "37 years of service" nonsense, so I'll say it again.

Apart from a few weeks in the year 2000, Ray Wilkins had no connection with Chelsea FC between 1979 and 2008. This is not in any way a put down of Ray Wilkins, but merely a matter of setting the records straight. There is a vast difference between the reality of almost 30 years between signing for Man U and joining the staff as Assistant First Team Coach, and the media propagated mythology of 37 years of loyal, virtually uninterrupted association with the club.

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Hes not even a hack, just someone who writes a sensationalist well groomed blog and sends sensationalist tweets ( and gets hassle for it too )

if carlo leaves us for city I'll run naked down the fulham road for charity

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Of course its made up Westway.

In one paragraph he has said Mancini to sacked to be replaced by Carlo who will be replaced by Guardiola. And the sources ?

'The word currently doing the rounds in some quarters' and 'speculation within the corridors of Cobham'.

Its nonsense , just like everything else he writes. He has as much insider info as you and i do.

You are right, of course. But I guess it comes down to what Star says. Such a move, in my eyes, would not be accepted by a coach used to managing in England. I am just hoping Carlo is not going to be undermined because he is used to it with Berlusconi. He stood up like a gent and took the flak for how that Milan team aged, when it was obvious that the owner's penny pinching was the culprit, so I hope he doesnt face the same level of frustration at Chelsea.

For me it comes down to, stupid comment or no, if Carlo wanted to keep Ray he shouldve been kept. But again, you and I (and this bs artist) dont know what is really going on.

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When I see a line like this in the article

But why would one of the biggest clubs in the world sack a known and respected assistant, and replace him with a journeyman defender from the Israeli league?

I get a bit suspicious especially when looking at his Wikipedia he is a Nigerian born player with 14 international caps who spent the last 2 years of a 12 year playing career at an Israeli club 10 years ago - it's got conspiracy theory written all over it and load of rubbish written in the spaces between. Because Abramovitch is Russian and Jewish any link to an Israeli or Russian (or FSU or Baltic) player, coach, agent etc is immediately dodgy in some reporters eyes.

Lets give this guy a chance - Grant who brought him in is long gone so he must be there on merit.

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