Algeria coach resigns

October 12, 2016 Articles Leave a comment

Milovan Rajevac

Milovan Rajevac has resigned as coach of the Algeria team.

This was announced in a brief statement on the Algerian Football Federation’s website on Tuesday, two days after their 1-1 home draw, against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions, in their opening 2018 World Cup group qualifying game.

The 62-year-old Serbian coach, who led Ghana to the quarter-finals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has not lost a single match since taking charge of the North African team in June.

Rajevac replaced Frenchman Christian Gourcuff, who left in April.

But there is speculation that Rajevac’s position became untenable, after players reportedly told Mohamed Raouraoua, president of the Algerian Football Federation, FAF, that they were no longer prepared to work with him.

Algeria’s next match in World Cup qualifying is away to Nigeria’s Super Eagles in November.

The West Africans top the group, following their 2-1 away win over Zambia in Ndola.

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