His time with the Blues has been flush with unprecedented success at the club, including three Premier League gongs, three FA Cups, the League Cup, the Europa League and their maiden Champions League title in 2012, going on to become the first London club to do so.
Conte added, "I am very sorry to see Michael leave Chelsea, and I would like to thank him for all his help and support since I arrived at this club". However, the Italian's second campaign has proved less successful so far. He has previously fallen out with Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, who both left the club.
'David Luiz has to work with the others if he deserves to play, otherwise he will stay on the bench or in the stands'.
Emenalo was reportedly the man who earmarked Conte - who has been "rocked" by Emenalo quitting the club - as the manager to replace the sacked Jose Mourinho 18 months ago, and he had been in charge of the vast majority of Chelsea's transfer dealings over the past six years.More news: Trump adviser Page describes meeting with Russian official during 2016 campaign
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Conte's future beyond this season is by no means secure but the manager himself is not thought to be a reason for the Nigerian's departure.
The Sun has reported that Emenalo, who was the club's technical director for a decade, was considered a key ally of Conte's before he was informed that his services were no longer required. He has been largely responsible for player recruitment and Chelsea's vast youth network.
Chelsea have been criticised in the past for their policy of signing up young and promising players before sending them out of loan for extended periods.