The decade-long romance between former Nigeria international Michael Emenalo and Chelsea has ended.

It is understood that Emenalo has resigned from his role as Chelsea's technical director.

The former Nigeria international has been a key figure behind the scenes at Chelsea for the past decade.

 He worked in the scouting and coaching departments before being promoted to his current role in 2011, taking over responsibility for Chelsea's player recruitment and youth department.

During his ten years at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have won a host of major honours but have had ten different managers in that time.

 Emenalo is understood is talking up another role at French club, Monaco