I was interested in Zebras job - Desailly

Desailly during the BPL Live session in Johannesburg over the weekend
Desailly during the BPL Live session in Johannesburg over the weekend

JOHANNESBURG: Former France and Chelsea defence stalwart, Marcel Desailly has said he was interested in the Zebras job before the Botswana Football Association (BFA) settled for Briton, Peter Butler. Desailly spoke to Mmegi Sport on the side-lines of the Barclays Premier League fan park launch in Johannesburg over the weekend.

He said he had tasked his agent to speak to the BFA about the Zebras post. “My agent was handling everything, but as you are now aware, the BFA settled for Butler,” said Desailly who enjoyed a distinguished club football career in France, Italy and England.

The former AC Milan and Marseille midfield ace, said he is willing to take up a coaching job particularly in his native Africa. Desailly was born in Ghana, but moved to France when he was four years old. He won the World Cup in 1998 and Euro 2000 with France and the Champions League with Marseille in 1993 and AC Milan the following year.

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