National Team

Madjer set for Algerian national team job

Rabah Madjer is set to be the new manager of the Algerian national team and replace the outgoing Lucas Alcaraz, according to Algerie 360.

Although he was not one of the first names to be linked with the job, Madjer’s good relationship with Zetchi could see him land the role full-time.

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Madjer, who won the Champions League with Porto in 1987 after scoring in the final, scored for the Algerian national team against Germany in the 1982 World Cup and is a real fan favourite.

The 58-year-old has managed the Desert Foxes three times before (1993 to 1995, 1999 and 2001 to 2002), including an infamous friendly against France which never got to be completed.

He scored 28 goals in 87 games for Algeria, in an international playing career that spanned from 1978 until 1992, and played in two World Cups (Spain 1982 and Mexico 1986).

Although Madjer won the Africa Cup of Nations as a player, he has never won a major trophy as a manager and his spell in 2002 in charge came to an end after falling out with Zetchi’s predecessor Mohamed Raouraoua.

His previous job was managing Qatari side Al Rayyan, but that was over ten years ago and since then Madjer has been working as a pundit on Bein Sports and Algerian TV.

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