Algeria are set to announce a new coach ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
The Desert Foxes host the Super Eagles in a dead-rubber World Cup qualifier as the North Africans are out of the race, while their West African counterparts have booked their place in Russia.
But the Algeria Football Federation will name a new coach in the new week, with a local man favoured to lead the country against Nigeria in next month’s World Cup qualifier just as Rabah Madjer has been endorsed by a top FAF official.
Algeria have fired the Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz after just six months on the job with the North Africans ousted from the qualifying tournament for next year’s World Cup.
Officials said they will name a replacement for Alcaraz next week.
One-time top star of Algeria Madjer and Djamel Belmadi are among those linked to the vacant top post.
The new coach first match in charge will be against Nigeria on November 10 in Constantine in a dead-rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier.
FAF vice-president Bachir Ould Zmirli said on local radio Madjer is capable of leading the country for a third time.
The 58-year-old Madjer first took charge of the national team in 1999 and then between 2001 and 2002, when he led them to AFCON 2002 in Mali.
The former FC Porto star won 86 caps for his country.
“Rabah Madjer is one of the coaches who can lead the national team, he is a coach capable of leading the selection through his experience as a player and coach, and we have also considered the services of Djamel Belmadi, I think it’s time to focus on the local coaches,” Zmirli told a national radio station.