Michael Emenalo 'confident' he will be named Newcastle director of football to work with new boss Eddie Howe

FORMER Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo is confident he will land a top job at Newcastle.

The Magpies are looking for a new director of football following the club's whopping £300million Saudi-led takeover.

According to Eurosport, Emenalo thinks it's highly likely he will be appointed to work directly above new Toon manager Eddie Howe.

Newcastle made the appointment of a new head coach their top priority after sacking Steve Bruce and sorted it out with Howe's arrival.

Now the club's new owners are looking for a new director of football before tackling the January transfer window.

Emenalo is among their top targets but talk of him moving to Tyneside has gone quiet recently.

However, the Nigerian director likes his chances of joining a new era at St James' Park.

The 56-year-old was appointed in a similar capacity at Chelsea in 2011 and spent six successful years at Stamford Bridge before joining Monaco.

Emenalo was credited for star signings, such as Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard.

He also brought in Juan Mata, Thibaut Courtois and Cesc Fabregas during his stint in west London.

The former Nigeria international has also been praised for building the infrastructure for the club's incredible youth academy.

Emenalo and Howe know each other already thanks to Russian bigwigs Roman Abramovich and Maxim Demim.

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