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Chelsea set sights on new sporting director


A report from The Telegraph suggests that Chelsea are stepping up their pursuit of a new technical director to replace Michael Emenalo who left the club for Monaco.

Emenalo left Stamford Bridge in November and the club have been without a technical director. Marina Granovskaia stepped in to deputize in the role.

However, the Blues have put plans in place to appoint a new director and targets have been sounded out with Roma’s Monchi being mentioned.

Chelsea had initially pulled the plug on appointing a new director this summer as they were in the market for a new manager.

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With the appointment of a new manager now out of the way, the Blues are keen to get a new sporting director appointed.

Another name that has popped up as a potential target is the FA’s technical director Dan Ashworth who is reported to be interested in the prospect of returning to the club.

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Former Chelsea players in the likes of Juliano Belletti and Michael Ballack have been previously linked with the role at the club, and are also targets for the club.

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Monchi would be a suitable candidate going by his antecedents at Sevilla and presently Roma in the Serie A. He has established himself as a reputable entity in the field.

Sarri could also play a part in the appointment as it is believed that he would prefer a technical director who speaks his native Italian.