Desailly withdraws for Ghana coaching race
Posted on: 2010-Dec-06        
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Former France captain Marcel Desailly will announce his decision to pull out of the Ghana coaching race at 1600GMT on Monday, can exclusively reveal.

He will announce the decision a press conference in Accra.

Desailly is part of a four-man shortlist for the vacant post vacated by Serbian Milovan Rajevac.

The former AC Milan ace is disappointed with the way the Ghana FA has gone about the process of naming a new coach.

This has prompted his decision to pull out of the race to concentrate on other offers available to him.

“Desailly will announce his decision that he is no longer interested in the post,” the ex-defender’s aide Jamil Maraby told

“He has got several offers and businesses that have been stalled by this Ghana coaching process.

“He is no longer interested in the job and will concentrate on other things.”

This comes less than 12 hours after they rejected rumours that Desailly was quitting the race with media pressure increasing by the day.

Despite his illustrious career, Desailly decision to contest the Ghana coaching post has come in for severe criticism because of his scanty coaching experience.

Desailly, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, ended his playing career in 2006.

He ended his playing career after spells with Olympique Marseille, AC Milan and Chelsea.