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2018 WCQ: Algeria May Hire Ex-Roma Coach Ahead Eagles Clash

Africa Focus By: Ayodeji Tunde | 13/10/2016

Ex-Roma of Italy coach, Rudi Garcia has emerged as one of the likely candidates to take over the Algeria national team ahead of their crunch World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles.

Reports from Algiers also indicate that aside the Frenchman, the Algeria Football Federation, FAF are also looking at the direction of a number of other coaches including former USM Algiers coach, Rolland Courbis.

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Serbian Coach, Milovan Rajevac quit his role as the Desert Foxes handler on Tuesday with sources claiming he forced out owing to players’ revolt.

FAF are now keen to get a prompt replacement as the head to the Africa Cup of Nations as well as continue their quest to win the sole World Cup ticket in Group B of the African qualifiers ahead of Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia.

At the moment, it is understood that contact have been made with Courbis, but a source informed that the Algerian FA board has to meet to deliberate on the USM Alger's coach who is without a job.

On the other hand, 51-year-old Garcia has not been reached but it's certain that before the end of the week or early next week that the Frenchman or his agent would be contacted for the vacant position.

Meanwhile, the Algerian Football Federation has also announced that the Desert Foxes and delegation will arrive Uyo, South-South Nigeria on November 10 for the 2018 World Cup 2nd round of games against Nigeria, via a chartered Air Algeria flight.