Marcel Desailly says he must be given the chance to choose his own assistants if he is to accept the job of coaching the Ghana national team.

Marcel Desailly says he must be given the chance to choose his own assistants

Marcel Desailly says he must be given the chance to choose his own assistants if he is to accept the job of coaching the Ghana national team.

This paves the way for ex-Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins to be appointed Desailly’s deputy if he is named Ghana coach.

The Ghana-born ex-France captain claims he has been approached by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to takeover the vacant Black Stars coaching position.

The GFA is headhunting for a coach for the four-time African champions in the wake of the dismissal of Goran Stevanovic.

The Black Stars already have their coaching staff in place with former Black Stars captain Akwesi Appiah as the full time assistant coach.

Appiah, who is currently acting as the stand-in coach, has worked with other people over the years to form the backroom staff of the Black Stars.

However, Desailly says the GFA must give him the chance to form his own backroom staff which means there will some of the current team must leave.

“If I have to accept the job, it’s only fair it should be on my terms,” Desailly said in a interveiw with the Africa Sports newspaper.

“For example, I should determine who I’m going to work with.”

Keen on making an impact in the aftermath of Goran Stevanovic’s dismissal, Desailly wants to assemble the best staff to take the Black Stars to the next level.

Desailly’s experience of working with Wilkins at Chelsea has convinced him that he can help him deliver.

Wilkins is also known to several Ghanaian players already because of his close relationship Michael Essien during the Jose Mourinho era at Chelsea.

He helped Mourinho in his popular stint in England and helped the club to win the 2009/2010 league title.

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