Michael Emenalo

Michael Emenalo Biography / Profile

Michael Kevin Emenalo was born on July 14th, 1965 in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian former football player and coach, and currently a sports director in France.

Michael Emenalo Age

Michael Emenalo is 58 years old.

Michael Emenalo Career

Emenalo began his career with Enugu Rangers in 1985 before moving to play in the United States for Boston University from 1986 to 1989. From there, he played for Molenbeek in Belgium, Eintracht Trier in Germany and Notts County F.C in England before going back to the US. Emenalo was part of the original allocated players for Major League Soccer and spent two seasons (1996 to 1997) with the San Jose Clash. After that, he played with Lleida in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. 

Emenalo won 14 caps for Nigeria and played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, missing the first game due to an injury, but played against Argentina and Greece, before Nigeria got ousted by Italy.

In 2007, Emenalo joined Chelsea under Avram Grant, rising through the ranks in both scouting and coaching roles. After the departure of Ray Wilkins, Emenalo was promoted from his position as chief scout to assistant first team coach on 18 November 2010. His last position at the club was Technical Director. He resigned for Mourinho to be brought back in 2013, but his resignation was rejected. On 6 November 2017, he resigned as technical director of the club, and joined French club AS Monaco as sporting director on 27 November 2017. He spent a total of ten years under ten coaches during his stay at Chelsea. During this time, the club picked 3 Premier League tittles, won the FA cup, League cup, Europa League, and the Champions League.

Michael Emenalo Personal Life

Emenalo is married to Erin Emenalo, a women's soccer goalkeeping coach.

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