Desailly plans to coach Ghana

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Desailly, who was born in Ghana before moving to France as a child, retired as a player in 2006 and as spent his time since then as an ambassador for UNICEF and working on other projects, mostly with children.

The 39-year-old, who helped France win the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship two years later, ruled himself out of the Ghana job when it went to Frenchman LeRoy last year but next time he will be keen to apply.

“My time will come. Ghana has a good generation of players. We have Claude LeRoy, who is doing a great job. Me, I'm still young. I feel like I need to cross the world. I'm an ambassador of UNICEF. I work with the orphanage. For the moment I need to dedicate myself on the ground to the kids,” Desailly said.

“In the future, I will come back into coaching. My target for sure is Ghana. After LeRoy, my time will come."

Desailly enjoyed a successful career at club level as well as with France, winning the European Cup with Olympique Marseille in 1993 before enjoying long spells with AC Milan and Chelsea before closing out his career in Qatar.