Former Nigerian international Michael Emenalo has finally broken his silence over what led to his exit from English champions Chelsea.
Emenalo spent a decade in various roles at the Stamford Bridge outfit before his shock resignation last month.
He recently bagged a technical director role at French champions AS Monaco.
While speaking about his Chelsea exit with Talksports host Jim White, Emenalo said the decision was prompted by the desire for a new challenge.
In his words, Emenalo said: “The first thing to make clear is that Chelsea Football Club is built on the premise that it can survive without any particular individual or group of individuals.”
“It’s a club that is very solid and stable, so me leaving or anybody leading will not affect anything that happens at the club, at least so I hope, and I think was a part of the aspect of the policy.
“Nothing happened. I had a wonderful ten years at Chelsea, with positive pressure and a lot of things that happened.
“I just felt that things were in place and things looked very solid and very stable and I needed a new challenge.
“When you’ve been at a place for so long, I haven’t really had a chance to step out and breathe and see what’s out there.
“I have been very focused on everything Chelsea and it just came to a time, right bang on ten years, where I felt it was time for me to go and do something else.” he concluded.