Michael Emenalo has quit his job as sporting director at Monaco, the Ligue 1 side have confirmed.
The 54-year-old ex-Super Eagles of Nigeria player, who was appointed in November 2017 after leaving Chelsea in the same month.
An official release by the club reads: “By mutual agreement, AS Monaco and Michael Emenalo decide to put an end to their collaboration. Michael Emenalo arrived in Monaco in November 2017 to take up the position of Sports Director. The latter thanks AS Monaco for giving him the opportunity to discover the French championship and wishes the Club and supporters a great season 2019/2020.
“AS Monaco also thanks Michael Emenalo for his commitment and wishes him all the best for his future projects.”
The club later confirmed that he has been replaced by Olga Dementeva.
Monaco narrowly avoided relegation in 2018/19 on the final day, and were beaten 3-0 by Lyon in their season opener on Friday.
Emenalo spent 10 years at Chelsea where he worked in the scouting and coaching departments. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the West London club won the Champions League, three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup and the Europa League.
The football boss played for Major League Soccer side San Jose Clash in the mid-1990s before moving to Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1998. Emenalo, who made 14 appearances for Nigeria, represented the Super Eagles at the 1994 World Cup in the USA.