Marcel Desailly has revealed that he would like to become coach of Ghana when he retires from playing.

Although the Chelsea centre-back holds a record 103 caps for France, he was actually born in the Ghanian captial, Accra.

He told Chelsea TV channel, Chelsea TV, that he would like to take charge of the Ghanaian side when he hangs up his boots

“I have many projects in TV, in radio and other things, but my project at the beginning will be the national team coach of Ghana,” he said.

“I would like to give back all the experience that I have. I am sitting the diploma to become a manager but I will rest a bit for a few years when I finish because soccer takes a lot out of you.”

Ghana, traditionally one of the powerhouses of African football, have slumped in recent years. The Black Stars have won the African Nations Cup a record four times, but the last time was back in 1982. Moreover, while the likes of Cameroon and Senegal have made a significant impact on the world stage through success in the World Cup, Ghana have yet to qualify for the final stages of the competition.