Former Chelsea technical director, Michael Emenalo has opened up concerning the role he played when coach Antonio Conte first took charge of Chelsea.
Conte, hit the hiring running, winning his first three league games, then he failed to win the next three losing two and drawing one.
Considering the poor run of results, reports of his sack was all over the media.
The former super Eagles star, revealed he spoke with Abramovich and vouched for Conte to come good at the club.
Speaking to the Guardian UK, Emenalo said, “After he lost to Liverpool and Arsenal there was unnecessary pressure.
“Everywhere he looked he’s getting sacked. But we’d only played five games and won the first three.
“His presentation to the players after we had lost 3-0 to Arsenal was fantastic. The way he detailed the reasons why we lost, and what he planned to do, was unbelievable.
“I told the owner, ‘Conte’s work is good. This is a blip. Trust me.’ Of course we went on to win the title and there was so much adulation for Conte.”
Just like Emenalo predicted, Chelsea would go on to win the league and reaching the final of the FA Cup, on the wings of Conte’s tactics.