Marcel Desailly

Where is Marcel Desailly now?

Having won nearly every major team honour in the game including the World Cup and the European Championships with France, Marcel Desailly finally ended his illustrious career in Qatar in 2006.

Since retiring, Desailly has been very busy in his role as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador to Ghana as well as making numerous television appearances as a match analyst and pundit.

He was a huge success for ITV for their coverage of the 2010 World Cup and was also a big hit with viewers for beIN France’s coverage of Euro 2016, where he formed an entertaining allegiance with fellow pundits Robert Pires and Arsene Wenger.

Marcel Desailly has also set up an investment company which encompasses the Lizzy Sports Complex in Ghana; a facility that houses a training centre and a football academy.

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In December 2014 Desailly spent time working as a scout for the Ghana national football team in preparation for the African Cup of Nations.

He has also said that he may pursue a career in coaching at a later date and completed his UEFA Pro License in May 2016.

In July 2017 Marcel Desailly represented France in Star Sixes, a six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.

The French team of ex-pros which also included Robert Pires, Ludovic Giuly and Vincent Candela won the inaugural competition beating surprise package Denmark in the final.

Desailly and fellow ex France international Robert Pires also work closely with Swiss watch manufacturers Tag Heuer as brand ambassadors.

Follow Marcel Desailly on Twitter @Marc_Desailly

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