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Football: Frenchman Desailly 'unsuitable' for Vietnam coach job

Published on Apr 29, 2014 7:50 PM
 
World Cup winner Marcel Desailly is unlikely to become Vietnam's national coach because he is unsuitable for the job, a top official said on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the latest setback in the Frenchman's bid to launch his coaching career. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

HANOI (REUTERS) - World Cup winner Marcel Desailly is unlikely to become Vietnam's national coach because he is unsuitable for the job, a top official said on Tuesday, the latest setback in the Frenchman's bid to launch his coaching career.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea player approached Vietnam after their manager quit on April 4, but the former France captain was not the candidate the Vietnam Football Federation is looking for.

"We consider three key, important categories for this position: working conditions, coaching experience and reputation," secretary general Le Hoai Anh told Reuters. "It's unlikely we would consider him as his conditions were unsuitable for this position."

He would not specify what Desailly's demands were but a source with close knowledge of the matter said the 45-year-old's salary request was too high given his lack of experience.

 
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