National Team

Vahid Halilhodzic to return as Algeria manager

Vahid Halilhodzic has agreed to be Algeria’s new manager of the national team for the second time, according to Competition DZ.

After a stubborn answer at first, the Bosnian manager has finally agreed to a deal with Zetchi and he has been given new assurances such as the full backing of the Algerian football federation.

They have also compromised on a financial agreement, so the wages are no longer an issue for the 66-year-old as he is set to take the job.

Halilhodzic most recently took charge of Japan, leading them to the 2018 World Cup before losing his job for unknown reasons.

Vahid is reportedly currently at home living in his Lille house, and after the World Cup he will sit down with Zetchi and an official announcement should be made before the end of July.

Many Algerians wanted to see him return after he led the Desert Foxes to the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup, losing to eventual world champions Germany.

His first game in charge of his second spell is set to be the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia. His first spell lasted from 2011 to 2014, and he was responsible for discovering the likes of Essaid Belkalem, Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez.

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