Former France international Marcel Desailly is still hoping the Ghana FA taps him as the next coach of the Black Stars. He said there have been a number of new candidates who have also applied for the vacant managerial position.
Desailly held talks with the Ghana FA last month and was widely speculated to be the man who leads the Black Stars in the post Milovan Raevic era, but the GFA has yet to make a decision over who gets the Stars’ top job.
The over 60 applications the GFA is said to have received from big name coaches including the likes of Luis Felipe Scolari, Giafranco Zola, and Juande Ramos doesn’t seem to deter the former France international.
“I am available, the project really tempts me but I would prefer to remain discreet in the media as nothing is done. “All I know is that for the next [African Nations Cup] qualifier against Sudan, an assistant will take the squad. I will be in the stadium as a spectator. After that there is time as the next game does not take place until February.” Desailly was quoted as saying by ESPN
It has widely been reported that the GFA in 2006 approached Desailly to talk him into taking the job which was then left vacant after the departure of Serbian Ratomir Dujkovic, but he turned down the offer on the grounds that he wasn’t ready as he was at that time undergoing coaching courses.