Date:20th June 2012 at 11:44pm
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Marcel Desailly, former Chelsea defender and 1998 World Cup winner with France, could be set for a surprise return to Stamford Bridge as part of Roberto Di Matteo’s new-look coaching team.

Di Matteo earned himself the job at Chelsea by winning the FA Cup and Champions League for the club last season, a historic achievement that won’t be forgotten by anyone involved at the club and it’s likely that he will keep Eddie Newton on as they worked well together during those successes.

Desailly hasn’t managed at a high level previously but has been linked to a few jobs of late, including a move to Swansea and he has been approached by Ghana to coach the national team on three occasions. Could a job back at Chelsea as a defence coach be the perfect start for Desailly, who was a great defender himself and many argue that John Terry learned a lot from him when he was younger.



8 responses to “Former Chelsea man could join Di Matteo’s coaching staff”

  1. Alan Frank says:

    I hope this rumour is true as it is always good to see ex players involved professionally with the club. Over the years Chelsea have missed so many opportunites to bring ex players into coaching via the club. Recent examples would include Zola, Poyet, Mark Hughes, Dan Petrescu, Tore Andre Flo, Claude Makelele etc etc etc. I just hope the club soon offer coaching badges (whilst they are still playing) to Frank Lampard and John Terry. More recent players to be considered could be Michael Ballack and Ricardo Carvalho. ALL of these guys have Chelsea in their blood and could prove to be a future force in the game as coaches in their own right. KTBFFH

  2. Sam says:

    Ballack is not chelsea tru n tru. Remember he was on Bayern’s side wen we were playing d championsleague final

    • London says:

      This is the sort of small minded attitude that could kill our club. Someone like Ballack would be outstanding on the coaching side and it would be brilliant to get somebody with his experience and footbaal brain involved at CFC. This stone age “not true to our club” shit has already destroyed Liverpool, let’s hope those who can see the bigger picture make the calls at Chelsea, rather than small minded idiots who can’t see beyond their nose.

      • Anthony Williams says:

        Have to agree with you there, London. Michael Ballack was a much underrated player for Chelsea and is a proper football man. Reckon he could make a great coach.

        Sam, not sure why you’re so offended by him supporting Bayern in a cup final as he spent his best years with them. Bet he was still delighted for Chelsea.

  3. dhidy mbama says:

    I’ll love to see hulk in bleu shirt
    moses is not the kind of player chelsea need as a force for the club. That wy d.m must be in the small club not chelsea.
    Chelsea need the bigs players their could make impact in the club and you moses as a chelsea player

  4. ridwan says:

    That one thing killing chelsea,ready made player,bring mose we luv u

  5. Famous says:

    Up chelsea. i luv the blue’s,i wil like to se a player like (cavani)in chelsea bcos he’s the only player that can replace double “D”in chelsea i mean that can replace (DIDER DROGBA)in chelsea to help(TORESS)SO dat we can retain the champion league glory $ carry every trophy in english premier league bcos we wit to make history in chelsea.d blu….e’s 4 life,since d sky remain blue i wil be a blue’s fan til d end of d world.up chelsea (Di Matteo) is d right man 4 chelsea. (Arsenal, man u,man city,liverpool wil se fire dis time around, 4get last sesson)

  6. Ihedoronka says:

    God help us.we need a quality mildfiielder like (Luca Modric or Sneider) a good striker ho can help Torres up front, a man to replace d likes of Essien, Sturidge and Malouda.and use d money realised 4m there sales 2 ad more flavour 2 our 2nd Eleven which is also very Impotant 4 us next season.up blues.