Aspiring Black Stars coach Marcel Desailly has told Citi Sports he feels some elements in the Ghanaian media are deliberately scheming to frustrate his bid for the vacant national team job.
Desailly, in an exclusive interview with Citi Sport’s Erasmus Kwaw questioned why the media have thrown its spot light on him in spite of the fact that over 50 people have applied for the vacant job.
The 42 year old insists he is not demanding $100,000 monthly salary plus the appointment of two assistant coaches from France as being speculated in the media.
Ghanasoccernet.com reported that the ex Chelsea captain is not budging from his demand for a $100,000 monthly salary plus the appointment of two French coaches for a further $26,000.
The Africa Sports publication of Thursday, September, 23 2010, also claimed that a Top Official of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has discussed Desailly’s financial demands with the President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi.
However, in a press release signed by Desailly’s company, MD Investment Limited, its General Manager, Solomon Kludge, reiterated Desailly’s commitment to serve Ghana.
The Ex Chelsea and AC Milan player maintained that “Marcel has not been on any platform or in any meeting anywhere and asked for a salary of $120,000 as being speculated in the mass media.”
“Marcel has not been on any platform or in any meeting, be it formal or informal and asked to bring two French assistant coaches as part of a possible backroom staff.”
He added “If given the chance, Marcel will serve Ghana to the best of his ability.”
Desailly in a recent interview with French newspaper L’equipe stated that all parties including the Minister of Youth and Sports and the GFA seemed satisfied with his project.