Marcel Desailly, who played for Chelsea between 1998 and 2004, is a surprise contender to replace Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City, the
Wigan Athletic assistant manager Graeme Jones, who occupied the same role at Swansea when Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was in charge at the Liberty Stadium, had been considered the favourite for the post and an approach was made by the Welsh side to the Latics to speak to the 42-year-old, but a string of other names have since been linked to the vacancy.
Names as varied as Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, for Denmark midfielder Michael Laudrup and Brighton and Hove Albion boss Gus Poyet have also been mentioned in connection with the position, but Desailly is said by the Mail to fit Swansea’s brief of a young manager. The 43-year-old Desailly has no prior managerial experience but was a World Cup winner with France in 1998, as well as playing for Italian side Milan.
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