Where is Marcel Desailly now?
Once of the most accomplished defenders of his generation, Marcel Desailly nicknamed The Rock retired from playing in 2006 after a spell playing in Qatar.
Over his 20-year playing career he won a hatful of domestic trophies including the UEFA Champions League twice, Serie A twice, the UEFA Super League and the FA Cup.
He also had a very successful international career with France where he represented his country 116 times winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championships.
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Since retiring, Desailly has been very busy in his role as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador to Ghana and has also 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 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.
He is now often seen on our screens as a match analyst and pundit and has worked for ITV for their coverage of the 2010 World Cup as well as beIN France’s coverage of Euro 2016, where he formed an entertaining allegiance with fellow pundits Robert Pires and Arsene Wenger.
Fluent in four languages he is now a sought-after analyst across numerous television networks around the world.
Away from football he has set up an investment company which encompasses the Lizzy Sports Complex in Ghana which is a facility that houses a training centre and a football academy.
Follow on Twitter @Marc_Desailly
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