Who could replace Alcaraz at Algeria?

Having reportedly sacked Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz, speculation begins as to who could potentially take over as the manager of the Algerian national team.

Badou Zaki

The first name linked with the job is former Morocco manager Badou Zaki. The 58-year-old has managed the Moroccan national team twice, as well as having club experience in Algeria with CR Belouizdad with whom he recently won the 2016/17 Algerian Cup with.

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Laurent Blanc

Various sources have reported that the ex-France manager Laurent Blanc is interested in a return to international management, and Algeria is one of his preferred choices. He has bags of experience at the highest level of football, and speaking French would be a big boost for Les Verts.

Ali Benarbia

Former Algerian international Benarbia, who spent the majority of his playing career at English club Manchester City, was caught speaking on television in September saying he would love to manage Algeria one day. However, he has no managerial experience at all which would be an issue.

Djamel Belmadi

Having spent a while managing the Qatari national team, Belmadi not only has managerial experience at international level but he also has a great knowledge of the Algerian national team. He scored 5 goals in 20 matches as a player for Algeria.

 

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