Chelsea could sack the club’s technical director Michael Emenalo following the team’s disastrous start to the season.
The Nigerian transfer guru is “fighting for his job” at Stamford Bridge - according to The Sun, and brought to our attention by the Mirror - after a host of big-money signings flopped with the west London outfit.
Mohamed Salah and Juan Cuadrado were both signed for large fees but failed to impress Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who is also battling to save his job, while Filipe Luis was sold back to Atletico Madrid after the left-back failed to adapt to life in England.
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Furthermore, Chelsea also missed out on their top transfer targets during the summer, including Everton defender John Stones.
Mourinho was forced to settle for Senegalese centre-back Papy Djilobodji instead, and the £2 million signing is still yet to make his Premier League debut for the Blues. That he was not included in the club’s 25-man squad for the Champions League suggests Mourinho has little intention of using the defender over the forthcoming months.
Big changes ahead at Stamford Bridge?
Emenalo’s lack of recent success in the transfer market would probably not be under such scrutiny had Chelsea not faired so badly in the league since August.
The reigning Premier League champions are 16th in the table after 12 matches played, having lost seven of their opening 12 matches.
Emenalo might not be as fortunate as Mourinho
Speculation has been rife that Mourinho could lose his job during the international break; however, due to the lack of an obvious replacement - and the fact he would need to pay the Portuguese coach a fortune to sack him - it seems Roman Abramovich will give his current manager another opportunity to turn things around.
Emenalo, though, might not be as fortunate. With plenty of individuals who could fill his role at Stamford Bridge, the 50-year-old could become the first casualty of Chelsea’s miserable start to the 2015-16 campaign.
Chelsea fans: is a new ‘transfer guru’ required? Should Roman Abramovich stick by Michael Emenalo? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!