Marcel Desailly: I Turned Down Talks With Swansea City Over Vacant Manager Post

Frenchman approached to replace Rogers.

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Former Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly claims he turned down an approach from Swansea City to discuss the vacant manager’s position at the Liberty Stadium.

The France World Cup winner, 43, is currently studying for his UEFA coaching badges in Wales but feels the offer came too soon for him.

“I was approached, but it is not the right time,” Desailly told Le 10 Sport. “Everything seemed fine, but it was too early.”

Swansea are still without a manager after Brendan Rogers left to take over at Liverpool last month.

They have been linked with a host of names, including former Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp and Wigan Athletic assistant manager Graeme Jones.

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said a new manager could be in place by the end of the week, with former Mallorca boss and Danish legend Michael Laudrup the new favourite for the post.

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