Sports News of Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Veteran Ghanaian coach J.E Sarpong is urging the Ghana Football Association to appoint Marcel Desailly as head coach of the Black Stars as he has no doubts about former French international capabilities.
Sarpong has argued the former FIFA World Cup winner has enough credentials to lead the West African nation after the departure of Avram Grant following another failed attempt at winning the Africa cup of Nations in Gabon this year.
The Ghana FA has insisted it’s not in a hurry to appoint a new man but former Hearts and Kotoko coach JE Sarpong has backed the Ghanaian-born French defender for the job.
”Marcel Desailly for me is the right man for the vacant coaching job and I see him as the person who can end our nation’s trophyless jinx,” he told United Television
” Foreign coaches can’t win trophies for us and so I don’t see the rationale behind their appointments,”
” I think Marcel Desailly has what it takes to lead the senior national team as he remains the only option that can bring success to us when given the top coaching job,”
” Again with the help of Ibrahim Tanko and Kwesi Appiah being part of his technical men in the dugout, I have no doubt that they can do the job when task to do so,” he pointed out.
Desailly, who won the 1998 Fifa World Cup with France, withdrew from the race to become the Black Stars coach in 2010.