Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly has been backed to be Ghana’s next head coach following the departure of Avram Grant.
Ex-Chelsea boss Avram Grant left the role as Ghana head coach after two years in charge following Ghana’s fourth-placed finish at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Desailly was born in Accra, Ghana but represented France during his illustrious career which saw him win 1998 World Cup with France.
“Marcel Desailly is the right man for the vacant coaching job and I see him as the person who can end our 35-year run without a major trophy when he is appointed,” Veteran Ghanaian coach JE Sarpong told UTV.
“Foreign coaches can’t win trophies for us and so I don’t see the rationale behind their continuous appointments.
“Desailly is not a foreign coach to me because he was born here and only represented France. He has what it takes to lead the Black Stars as he remains the only option that can bring success to us when given the top coaching job.”