Current Morocco manager Herve Renard has been offered the Algerian national team job, according to L’Equipe.
Renard took Morocco to the 2018 World Cup, but they suffered a very disappointing group stage exit after losing to Iran and Portugal in the first two matches.
However, Renard has also reportedly been offered the job to manage the Egyptian national team. Renard will consider his future at the end of the tournament.
Head of the Algerian football federation Zetchi confirmed earlier that Renard was a target to replace Rabah Madjer.
Renard has won the Africa Cup of Nations with two different countries, Zambia and Ivory Coast, and he is the only manager to hold this very impressive record.
He has previous experiences managing in Algeria, taking charge of club side USM Alger a few years ago. He is also fluent in speaking French; a common language in the squad.
The last Frenchman to manage the Desert Foxes was Christian Gourcuff, who took Algeria to the quarter-finals of AFCON 2015. Algeria have a history of appointing managers from Europe.
It remains to be seen if Renard, who has a history of leaving teams after tournaments, decides to accept the offer and come and work for Zetchi.
Categories: National Team