It’s not Tuchel. Emerson reveals who told him to leave Chelsea

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Emerson Palmieri has revealed he was told by Italy coach Roberto Mancini to leave Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

The Italian international struggled for game time last season and was told by Mancini to find a new club after an impressive display at Euro 2020 for Italy.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Emerson said: “I decided to leave Chelsea as I had no space. Roberto Mancini told me: you need to play, you’ve to be a starter.

“OL proposed an interesting project and I accepted in two or three days. I’m really happy with my choice.”

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