French legend, Marcel Desailly’s recent tweet about a career in Coaching has sparked a frenzy in his native Ghana as reports in the West African nation suggests the cryptic message could mean the World Cup winner is eyeing the Black Stars job.
Desailly, 48, retired as a player in 2006 and has since acquired a UEFA Pro licence; which means he’s qualified to Manage any of Europe’s elite leagues as well as national teams.
The former defender, who has also worked as a pundit, was in Russia for the Confederations Cup.
His tweet could pass for a tongue in cheek comment but the media in Ghana seem to fancy him replacing current Coach, Kwesi Appiah; who was only recently reappointed.
Desailly’s tweet read: Coaching A national Team ? Yes For sure,4 years now that I Have my #UEFA Pro licence !!😅😅
— Marcel Desailly (@marceldesailly) July 2, 2017
An online football news portal, ghanasoccernet, is taking the comment quite seriously and reported the news thus: “Ghana-born Marcel Desailly has announced he will be available to coach the Black Stars in four years time.”
The story is also based on what the website considers the 1998 World Cup winner’s deeply considered interest in Coaching.
“Desailly has not hidden his intention of venturing into coaching since hanging up his boots. But he feels the time is not right to hit the touchlines,” the report reads.
As a player, he enjoyed an illustrious club and national team career winning titles in Italy with Marseille, AC Milan and later at English club, Chelsea.
His biggest national team success came between 1998 and 2003 with Les Bleus as they clinched the FIFA World Cup, Euro Championship and the FIFA Confederations Cup.