|Full name||Michael Emenalo|
|Date of birth||14 July 1965|
|Place of birth||Aba, Abia, Nigeria|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1996–1997||San Jose Clash||56||(1)|
|1998–2000||Maccabi Tel Aviv||43||(0)|
|2011–2017||Chelsea (Technical Director)|
|2017–||AS Monaco (Technical Director)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Michael Emenalo (born 14 July 1965) is a Nigerian former football player and coach.
Emenalo began his career in his native Nigeria 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 (1996–97) with the San Jose Clash. After that, he played with Lleida in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.
He joined Chelsea when former manager Avram Grant was in charge in 2007. After the departure of Ray Wilkins, Emenalo was promoted from his position as chief scout to assistant first team coach on 18 November 2010. On 8 July 2011, Chelsea appointed Emenalo as Technical Director of the club. His responsibilities included heading the scouting and academy programs.
On 6 November 2017, he resigned as technical director of the club.
On 27 November 2017, Emenalo joined Monaco as its sporting director.
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- "Emenalo is new technical director". chelseafc.com. 2011-07-08. Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- Draper, Rob (8 June 2013). "Mourinho's back... but is it really a match made in heaven?". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
- Smith, Rory (30 May 2013). "Exclusive: Michael Emenalo's offer to resign turned down by Chelsea". The Times. Retrieved 28 June 2014. (Subscription required (. ))
- "Mourinho's second coming: Abramovich turns down Emenalo's resignation". Daily Post. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
- Law, Matt (2017-11-06). "Exclusive: Michael Emenalo quits Chelsea in major blow to Roman Abramovich". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
- "Michael Emenalo takes Monaco sporting director job weeks after Chelsea exit". The Guardian. 2017-11-27.
- Profile at NigerianPlayers.com at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-12-20)
- Michael Emenalo – FIFA competition record