Former Nigerian footballer and Chelsea’s Technical Director, Michael Emenalo, has ended his 10-year stay at Chelsea football club, with questions about his relationship with Antonio Conte making the rounds.

The news surrounding the 52-year-old, who could be set to join Monaco, will come as a major upset to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

During Emenalo’s time as sporting director, Chelsea won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League.

The latest Premier League triumph came under current boss Conte in his first season in English football. However, the Italian’s second campaign has proved less successful so far. Emenalo watched Chelsea beat title rivals Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon – sitting behind the Blues’ dugout.

Emenalo first joined Chelsea with Avram Grant in 2007 and worked as an opposition scout and assistant first-team coach under Carlo Ancelotti, replacing Ray Wilkins.