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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo is facing the sack over his role in the club’s transfer failures.
The Blues failed to land Everton defender John Stones, despite making FOUR bids.
And The Sun claim arrivals such as Filipe Luis, Papy Djilobodji, Mohamed Salah, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado could spell the end for Emenalo at Chelsea.
Luis had one poor season in England before being shipped back to Atletico Madrid, Salah went to Roma, Cuadrado is on loan to Juventus.
While Djilobodji was brought in for £2m, he is hardly a name too many are familiar with.
One bit of decent business was the arrival from Barcelona of Pedro for £21.25m, but it has been mainly misses rather than hits lately for Emenalo.
Emenalo, 50, was promoted to technical director in 2011, having previously worked in the scouting and coaching departments of the Premier League champions.
But it appears he could pay the price, along with manager Jose Mourinho, for the Blues’ poor season so far, with seven losses from twelve league games.
Emenalo was criticised in the summer, and the club came under fire for having more than thirty players out on loan at other clubs.
He said: “We have the difficult job – one we happily accept because we are a big club – of trying to balance being successful with making sure we have the right players at the right time.
“Sometimes there are players whose development is not finished, just like Victor (Moses), who maybe needs to play more football to get to the level we think he can get to, because he is very, very talented.”
by Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75