Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and technical director Micheal Emenalo were reportedly not in good terms prior to the dismissal of the Portuguese, according to reports.
Tribal football via the London evening standard reports that the relationship between the pair was very bad that they weren’t in talking terms before the club eventually sacked the Portuguese.
Emenalo granted an interview after Mourinho’s exit where he refused to mention the Portuguese name and rather referred to him as “the individual”. In an interview granted to Chelsea TV, Emenalo said :
“While there is huge sentiment for the individual who has done so much for the club, the fact of the matter remains that Chelsea football club is in trouble. The results are not good. There obviously seemed to be a palpable discord between manager and players, and we feel it was time to act.”
According to Tribal football, one of the reason for the strained relationship between the pair is because of the club’s summer signings, players like Baba Rahman and Papy Djilobodji were believed to be Emenalo’s signings which Mourinho never wanted.
In September, the Portuguese admitted Djilobodji was not his signing:
“It was not my choice. It was the choice of someone I trust completely, which is the same. I don’t know every player.
The Portuguese was eventually axed from the Job last Thursday after failing to turn the club’s fortune around. He left the club one point ahead of the relegation zone.