Michael Emenalo
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Another candidate has emerged to replace Michael Emenalo as Chelsea technical director.

The Nigerian left his post last week after 10 years at Stamford Bridge, leaving the Premier League champions in need of a replacement. They may have found one, in the shape of one of the best players ever to pull on the shirt.

According to The Sun, Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is in the running to take the role.

The report claims that many at the club feel Zola would be an astute appointment as it would help paper over the cracks in Antonio Conte and Marina Granovskaia’s frosty relationship.

Where’s the logic?

Gianfranco Zola
Gianfranco Zola celebrates after finding the back of the net for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Zola carved his name into the club’s hall of fame during his time here, but that was as a player, there’s nothing to suggest that he would be a good technical director.

The position would entail overseeing our scouting network – he has zero experience as a scout. Appointing him merely to improve the relationship between two senior figures would be ridiculous, they ought to sort it out between themselves.

This rumour is romantic, but we hope that it doesn’t come to fruition.

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2 years ago

Would someone then please tell me then what credentials Emanalo had?
All I know about him that he was a bit part player for Notts County.
And we had Gourlay before him, not too bad then before that the complete a***h*** Kenyon.
So what credentials does Franco, Lamps, JT need?