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Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Emenalo named Chelsea assistant

LONDON (AP) Chelsea promoted former Nigeria defender Michael Emenalo on Thursday to become Carlo Ancelotti's assistant coach at the Premier League champions.

The 42-year-old Emenalo, who has been with Chelsea since 2007, had been in charge of scouting opposition teams.

"His promotion to assistant first team coach is recognition of his efforts to date," Chelsea said in a statement. "Michael will continue to oversee the first team scouting operation as he makes the transition to coaching. He will split the initial period between assisting first team coach Carlo Ancelotti and updating his coaching qualifications as he takes on this bigger and more influential role."

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