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Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Pakman: 1:08pm On Jul 13, 2023
The nascent Saudi Pro League (SPL) has chosen former Chelsea’s Sporting Director, Michael Emenalo, as it first director of football, reports theathletic.com.
The SPL has been on a massive drive to sign top players from around the world, as well as top class coaches and managers for the league, which has become the top draw for talents because of the enormous pay to the main actors.
Emenalo occupied a similar role at Chelsea from 2011 to 2017, overseeing a hugely successful period across the men’s, women’s and academy sides at the west London club.
The former Nigeria international left back was also heavily involved in transfer activity, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and N’Golo Kante recruited during his Stamford Bridge tenure.
Emenalo went on to spend two years as sporting director for AS Monaco and has since remained active in consultancy capacities.
He is regarded among the best in his field and will be responsible for helping the SPL develop frameworks and applying the kind of principles that are seen in the world’s biggest divisions.
Emenalo is expected to bring a staff with him — tapping into the expertise, experience and connections of people he has worked with before — and add others to bolster the set-up.
It is anticipated the 57-year-old will also keep a close eye on the future by giving opportunities for young Saudis to join his team, learn the industry and enhance their own careers.
Emenalo began his career with Enyimba and also played for Enugu Rangers before moving to the United States, where he attended college at and played for Boston University, from 1985 to 1988.
He played for Molenbeek in Belgium, Eintracht Trier in Germany, and Notts County F.C in England before going back to the US.
He 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 UE Lleida in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.
Emenalo won 14 caps for Nigeria between 1984 and 1995. He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, missing the first game through injury but then, played against Argentina and Greece before Nigeria was knocked out by Italy.

https://guardian.ng/sport/saudi-pro-league-picks-emenalo-as-first-director-of-football/

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by ihatebuhari(f): 3:58pm On Jul 13, 2023
Nice

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Elvis2kay: 3:58pm On Jul 13, 2023
cool
Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by dondodo: 3:58pm On Jul 13, 2023
I dedicate this FTC to Obi

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by shiki(m): 3:58pm On Jul 13, 2023
cheesy Real Chelsea fans must like this

This guy above me though, maybe his second name is Hope Uzodinma

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by merits(m): 3:58pm On Jul 13, 2023
Pakman:
The nascent Saudi Pro League (SPL) has chosen former Chelsea’s Sporting Director, Michael Emenalo, as it first director of football, reports theathletic.com.
The SPL has been on a massive drive to sign top players from around the world, as well as top class coaches and managers for the league, which has become the top draw for talents because of the enormous pay to the main actors.
Emenalo occupied a similar role at Chelsea from 2011 to 2017, overseeing a hugely successful period across the men’s, women’s and academy sides at the west London club.
The former Nigeria international left back was also heavily involved in transfer activity, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and N’Golo Kante recruited during his Stamford Bridge tenure.
Emenalo went on to spend two years as sporting director for AS Monaco and has since remained active in consultancy capacities.
He is regarded among the best in his field and will be responsible for helping the SPL develop frameworks and applying the kind of principles that are seen in the world’s biggest divisions.
Emenalo is expected to bring a staff with him — tapping into the expertise, experience and connections of people he has worked with before — and add others to bolster the set-up.
It is anticipated the 57-year-old will also keep a close eye on the future by giving opportunities for young Saudis to join his team, learn the industry and enhance their own careers.
Emenalo began his career with Enyimba and also played for Enugu Rangers before moving to the United States, where he attended college at and played for Boston University, from 1985 to 1988.
He played for Molenbeek in Belgium, Eintracht Trier in Germany, and Notts County F.C in England before going back to the US.
He 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 UE Lleida in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.
Emenalo won 14 caps for Nigeria between 1984 and 1995. He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, missing the first game through injury but then, played against Argentina and Greece before Nigeria was knocked out by Italy.

https://guardian.ng/sport/saudi-pro-league-picks-emenalo-as-first-director-of-football/

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by ihatebuhari(f): 3:58pm On Jul 13, 2023
dondodo:
I dedicate this FTC to Obi
lol are you sure?

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Feggie3: 3:59pm On Jul 13, 2023
Igbo Amaka💞😃

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by timiade446(m): 3:59pm On Jul 13, 2023
Congratulations

We are proud of you🤗

You no be like those wey dey mine skulls up and down

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by breezzy05(m): 3:59pm On Jul 13, 2023
Alright then
Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Abokiijebu: 3:59pm On Jul 13, 2023
Very good scout when he was in Chelsea. He deserves it.

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by SayNo2SmallPrik: 3:59pm On Jul 13, 2023
dondodo:
I dedicate this FTC to Obi
You be 3rd to comment just like how your Obi came 3rd. rest

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by crossbreedwears(m): 3:59pm On Jul 13, 2023
This people are in for business

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by shiki(m): 4:00pm On Jul 13, 2023
shocked
dondodo:
I dedicate this FTC to Obi

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by atobs4real(m): 4:01pm On Jul 13, 2023
Congratulations to man.
Keep moving and shining

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Germi9: 4:01pm On Jul 13, 2023
NFF nor go see this kind people bring come mtchwww

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by pyyxxaro: 4:01pm On Jul 13, 2023
See funds

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by moshino(m): 4:01pm On Jul 13, 2023
Congratulations 'Immaculate Emenalo'!
Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Mozegee: 4:01pm On Jul 13, 2023
SayNo2SmallPrik:

You be 3rd to comment just like how your Obi came 3rd. rest
. And what that Obi has achieved with the 3rd may be you will never attain that goal in life

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by SayNo2SmallPrik: 4:02pm On Jul 13, 2023
Mozegee:
. And what that Obi has achieved with the 3rd may be you will never attain that goal in life
E pain your papa 😂😂😂

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Rich4god(m): 4:03pm On Jul 13, 2023
While here in naija, we are more concerned about carrying religion on our head, the HQ of one of the major religion do not even care. Even Ronaldo is not legally married but he's living comfortable in Saudi Arabia.

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by clockwisereport: 4:10pm On Jul 13, 2023
crossbreedwears:
This people are in for business

They go still rest like the Chinese

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by BCISLTD: 4:11pm On Jul 13, 2023
Got some cheap samsung phones...check my bio
Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by ideatoprince18(m): 4:11pm On Jul 13, 2023
May Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football favor me and my family

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Felix6: 4:13pm On Jul 13, 2023
Tinubu would have appointed a fellow criminal like James Ibori. Useless drug merchants, Agbadorians's president.

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by FireUpNow(m): 4:14pm On Jul 13, 2023
Arabs ready to develop football game. They have the money

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by Benediction777: 4:15pm On Jul 13, 2023
Ode...Get sense?
timiade446:
Congratulations

We are proud of you🤗

You no be like those wey dey mine skulls up and down

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Re: Saudi Pro League Picks Emenalo As First Director Of Football by timiade446(m): 4:16pm On Jul 13, 2023
Why you dey quick vex?
Benediction777:
Ode...Get sense?

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