News reaching Ghana Weekly is that former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins will be appointed as deputy to Marcel Desailly.
The former France international is expected to be approached over the vacant Black Stars coaching position in the coming days.
Keen on making an impact in the aftermath of Goran Stevanovic’s dismissal, Desailly wants to assemble the best staff to take the Black Stars to the next level, friends of the ex-France captain have told Ghana’s leading football news website.
In September 2008, Ray Wilkins was appointed assistant first team coach to Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea, following Steve Clarke’s departure toWest Ham United. In February 2009, following Scolari’s shock sacking,Wilkins was appointed as Chelsea’s caretaker manager for the Fifth roundFA Cup tie with Watford. Chelsea won the game 3–1, through a Nicolas Anelka hat trick, with the club’s new manager Guus Hiddink watching from the stands. When Carlo Ancelottitook over as Chelsea manager, on 1 July 2009, Wilkins was appointedassistant manager. Chelsea won theCommunity Shield two months after the new management took over and went on to win both the 2009/10 Premier League title and the F.A. Cup, securing the double, the first in the club’s history.
On 11 November 2010, it was announced that Wilkins’ contract with Chelsea “would not be renewed” and that he was to leave the club “with immediate effect”. On 1 December 2010, Wilkins reached what he described as a “harmonious conclusion” with Chelsea following his unexpected departure from Stamford Bridge