Tags Posts tagged with "board"

board

by -

Chelsea fans shouldn’t worry: Antonio Conte is happy at Stamford Bridge, the board have great respect and consideration of him and it’s highly improbable he will quit his role or he will be sacked.

These are the thoughts of Michael Emenalo, former Chelsea technical director, who spoke for the first time about the Blues after leaving the club and accepting a new role with French side As Monaco.

Chelsea are very lucky,” – Emenalo told talkSPORT. – “Every year we seemed to find some very good people to manage or coach that club and I think in Antonio Conte they have one of the best three coaches in the world. I think that he enjoys a lot of respect at the senior level, the board level and the ownership level of the club, so there should be no worries at all. It is true that I have a very good personal relationship with him, I love his work, I love his passion, I love his ideas. But I think he’ll be just fine. He is surrounded by a lot of competent assistants, those he brought with him and those who were already at the club, and their recent results just show they will keep going on stronger and stronger.”

by -

Michael Emenalo has resigned as Chelsea technical director, this is the breaking news The Indipendent reported exclusively.

While speculation has been raging over the future of head coach Antonio Conte, Emenalo has decided to bring his 10-year association with the club to an end.

The move may be viewed in some quarters as a victory for Conte, but Emenalo has remained supportive of the Italian who he helped to appoint last year.

Emenalo’s decision is a huge blow to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who counted the 52-year-old among the few people he trusts and takes advice from.

We read in the exclusive report by Matt Law, that continues:

“With his help, Chelsea have won the Premier League title three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League while Emenalo has been at the club.

Conte is the 10th manager Emenalo has worked with and the former Notts County player has been a vital element of the Abramovich era.

Abramovich visited Chelsea’s Cobham training ground last week, when it is likely Emenalo will have discussed the matter with the Russian.”

The sudden decision comes just one day after the important win Chelsea obtained against Manchester United last Sunday, a success that gave Conte and the team more confidence and trust.

by -

Former Red Devil Gary Neville slams Chelsea directors and managers over Nemanja Matic‘s move to Manchester United.

The Serbian midfielder is establishing himself at Old Trafford, being a real key-man for José Mourinho side in this first part of the season.

Matic moved from Stamford Bridge in a £ 35m move last summer but according to Neville this was a huge mistake:

“What’s gone wrong for Chelsea? One word. Matic,” Neville said on BBC Five Live after the Blues were defeated 3-0 in Rome yesterday.

“It’s as simple as that. The minute they sold Nemanja Matic was a mistake.

“When you had Matic sat in front of you, alongside N’Golo Kante, there was protection. Whoever made that decision needs sacking. That is one of the poorest decisions I have ever seen in the Premier League.

“If you ask any of those Chelsea players who they would want back, they would say Matic. Chelsea replaced him with someone who is going to do the same job, Bakayoko is not that player, he is not a holding midfield player.

“They didn’t replace Matic. I wouldn’t have let him out of the building, I would have chained him to the training ground walls.”

 

by -

Reports claim Antonio Conte was furious with Chelsea board after failing to sign Fernando Llorente on transfer market deadline day because of a derisory bid to Swansea.

In fact, it seems the Blues directors only offered £ 5m to secure the Spanish striker services, but the Swans rejected the bid and preferred to sell Llorente to Spurs, who offered £ 11.5m.

Conte was really keen to sign the 32-year-old and it’s believed he was really upset after the deal was called off.

Llorente could have been a precious substitute of Alvaro Morata, who picked up a hamstring injury against Manchester City and will probably be out for the rest of the month.

 

by -

According to Sky Sports UK, despite his frustration for Chelsea lack of activity in the beginning of this transfer window, Antonio Conte remains committed to the club with whom he just won the Premier League.

“Sky Sports News HQ understands Chelsea are confident Conte, who is currently on holiday, remains committed to the Blues and will return for pre-season in the first week of July as planned.” the UK network reveals.

Last night Italian media reported a dissatisfaction from the ex Juventus coach, who was even ready to quit for misunderstandings with the Blues board.

But now, according to these new reports from Sky Sports, it seems the main issues were sorted out and Conte is not set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

by -

Chelsea are furious to Diego Costa for coming public with his personal issues with the manager, Antonio Conte.

As we reported also last night Conte sent a goodwill message to all his players wishing them a happy time during holidays and reminding them to stay in shape during this period.

Diego Costa fired off a reply, Conte didn’t like the tone and got irritated, the exchange went on until the Italian told the forward he was not fitting in his plans anymore.

The Mirror reported the content of the sms, that read: “Hi Diego, I hope you are well. Thanks for the seasono [sic] we spent together. Good luck for the next year but you are not in my plan”.

The Spanish star then informed the Chelsea board sending them the messages and claiming the club will now have to sell him on his terms, this is when Marina Granovskaia told him to leave negotiations to her.

But Costa didn’t send the message only to the Chelsea board, he made a screenshot of what Conte wrote to him and sent the message to all his team-mates, a thing that made the club furious, but not as much as Costa’s declarations the other day, when he revealed what happened between him and the manager, so to let drop his value on the market to force a move out of the club.

by -

The Guardian revealed how the relationship of Antonio Conte and Diego Costa fell out, with the Italian coach ending telling he Spanish striker that he was not in his plans anymore.

It is understood that Conte sent a goodwill message to all his players wishing them a happy time during holidays and reminding them to stay in shape during this period.

Diego Costa fired off a reply, Conte didn’t like the tone and got irritated, the exchange went on until the Italian told the forward he was not fitting in his plans anymore.

The Spanish star then informed the Chelsea board sending them the messages and claiming the club will now have to sell him on his terms, this is when Marina Granovskaia told him to leave negotiations to her.

Now Chelsea are forced to sell a player to a fee that is reduced respect to the £76m that were offered by Tianjin Quanjin last January and the club will lose millions since the fee will be heavily reduced after Costa’s revelation who made th club and Conte furious.

by -

With a post on his Instagram account Chelsea captain John Terry revealed that during the meeting with Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia a couple of days ago he was offered a different role and now he needs time to make a decision:

“Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes,” he started.

“The contract extension the club has offered me is a different role.

“I hope everyone will understand I want to take the time to consider it carefully before making a decision.”

Schermata 05-2457522 alle 20.49.14

by -

The Times report about Miralem Pjanic‘s future: the English newspaper explains that Chelsea board director Marina Granovskaia spoke to the Bosnian agents.

Pjanic got a £31m release clause on his contract with AS Roma and if Antonio Conte will be next Chelsea manager the Italian would insist to sign him.

The Bosnian would like to move to Stamford Bridge even without the Champions League participation, that is very unlikely for the Blues.

by -
Chelsea manager José Mourinho thanks the fans for their support during the game against Porto © Francesca Ceciarini

According to English media reports Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is expected to reunite with Chelsea board today to decide on the future on manager José Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach received the support of the club and the owner back in October, when they published an official statement on their website, but the results haven’t improved since there and Mourinho is still under fire.

The Russian owner will consult with chairman Bruce Buck, trusted advisor Marina Granovskaia, director Eugene Tenenbaum and technical director Michael Emenalo.

It’s still not sure who could replace Mourinho in case he would be sacked, since Chelsea’s preferred managers – Simeone, Guardiola and Conte – are all unavailable until the summer.

Mourinho signed a new four-year £250,000-a-week contract in the summer and would be due a massive pay-out if Chelsea board finally decide to sack him.

 

RANDOM POSTS

Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League game vs Southampton tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte admits he has not a lot of power on the club's decision over the January tranfer window. "It's right to...