Algeria appoints former international Djamel Belmadi as new coach

Before being appointed by Algeria as their new manager, Djamel Belmadi was coaching Al-Duhail in Qatar. ©Photo: RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Algerian football federation has appointed former international Djamel Belmadi as their new coach, signing a four-year deal.

Djamel Belmadi becomes Algeria’s sixth coach in two years. The 42 year-old coach agreed for a four-year deal, succeeding Rabah Madjer who was sacked in June. He was a professional football player and represented Algeria from 2000 to 2004, scoring 5 goals in 20 appearances. The former international captained the Algerian team at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. He also played as a midfielder for Manchester City and Southampton.

Prior to being appointed as Algeria’s new manager, Belmadi was coaching Al-Duhail in Qatar, leading the team to its second consecutive Qatar Stars League title.

As a first important task, Belmadi will have to qualify Algeria for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

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