There are reports that Algeria are set to name a new coach before their crucial game against Nigeria next month.
The North African side sacked their former handler Rajevan Milovan after players’ unrest in the disappointing 1-1 draw against Cameroon. The draw ensured they started theopening 2018 World Cup game in home soil. Many coaches have been linked with the job, but they have all turned them down, citing different concerns, according to reports.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia reportedly turned down an offer to take up the job as well. L’equipe reports that the Frenchman was pencilled as potential replacement for Milovan along with Marc Wilmots, Rolland Courbis, Alain Perrin, Paul Le Guen and others.
The Cameroonian side led by Hugo Broos followed a strict game plan that helped them take advantage of the issues in the Algerian camp. The Belgian signed a two year deal with the former African champions early this year. He replaced Alexandre Belinga as the nation hopes to restore their pride in Africa. The 63-year old manager never coached a national team until his Cameroonian job. He has managed Trabszonspor, Panserraikos, JS Kabylie, Zuite Waregem and Hussein Dey.
Nigeria defeated Zambia at home, so they top the group. Cameroon follow while Algeria are in third place. Broos would be hoping to snatch another upset when they play a wounded Zambian side. On the other hand, Algeria will want to get at least a point in their clash against Nigeria. The North African side know that their hopes would be dealt a severe blow if they lose another game in Nigeria, else the urgency in naming a tactician to help them from their conundrum. Wilmots seeks to be the likely man for the role, but wants assurances that the country will meet his financial demands as he is expected to take over before the Nigerian game on November 12.