Emenalo leaves post as Monaco sporting director

AS Monaco have announced that Michael Emenalo is stepping down as sporting director by mutual consent. The move follows the Ligue 1 team’s disastrous 0-3 loss against Lyon on Friday.


The Monegasque club announced on Tuesday that the 54-year-old will not remain in the Principality. “AS Monaco thanks Michael Emenalo for his commitment and wishes him all the best for future projects,” the club said.

Emenalo took on the role in November 2017 after quitting a similar position with Chelsea. ASM have confirmed a reorganising of the sporting sector around a new technical director. Former Barcelona doctor Lluis Til-Perez has been appointed chief medical officer, while Olga Dementeva will oversee the club’s medical department as a whole, “among other things”. Deputy CEO Oleg Petrov will remain in charge of recruitment.

Meanwhile, the long-awaited VIP boxes at Stade Louis II have been officially opened to the public as part of AS Monaco’s upgrade project #TheNextLevel. Eighteen boxes measuring 16m2 each were inaugurated on Friday night during AS Monaco’s match against Lyon.

The loges can be directly accessed from a private car park or from a lift situated on the Rue Piétonne and have a special reception area on site. Boxes are climate-controlled, comfortably hold eight people and will have all the offerings of the club, in terms of food and drink options, available. The skyboxes also are equipped with the latest technologies, allowing fans to watch the match simultaneously live, on television and from cameras at field level.

To create the loges, 1,000 public seats had to be removed, but the end result allows those who wish to have a special event or to watch matches with all the comforts to do so in a beautifully created environment.

In addition to the new skyboxes, #TheNextLevel has made renovations and upgrades to Stade Louis II and modernisations to the training centre in La Turbie.

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