Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has revealed Michael Emenalo’s role as technical director wasn’t needed at Chelsea.

Ememalo joined Chelsea as part of the scouting team when Avram Grant took charge in 2007 before going on to replace Wilkins as assistant first team coach three years later.

And six years ago he took up the role as the club’s technical director where he oversaw responsibilities such as heading the scouting and academy programs.

Wilkins also admitted he didn’t get along with Emenalo during his time at Chelsea.

“Unfortunately Michael and I didn’t see eye-to-eye,” Wilkins told BBC 5 Live.

“The most important thing at a club like Chelsea is when you’re getting players in, it’s what the coach wants. It’s not what anybody else wants.

“And the players, more often than not you’re bringing into a club like Chelsea, are world-class footballers anyway.

“So they’re known across the globe. So you know you need to bring in to improve.

“It’s the same with Manchester United. Jose will decide who comes in to Manchester United, no one else.

“And I honestly do believe that Antonio Conte should have his own way, bring who he wants to bring in.”

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