Rabah Madjer returns for third stint as Algeria coach Courtesy

Algeria Football Federation has named a fifth coach in three years in legend Rabah Madjer.

The legend of African football replaces sacked Lucas Alcaraz after he failed to guide the Desert Foxes to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

Algeria put up a dismal show in a group that has Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia forcing the Algerian FA to find a new tactician.

Arguably one of the best players Africa has produced, the 58-year-old Madjer captained Algeria to their sole Africa Cup of Nations win in 1990 which they hosted.

Madjer who returns for another stint as Algerian coach first took charge of his country in 1993 but quit after failing to lead the team to the following year’s World Cup and Nations Cup.

He took charge again from 2001 to 2002 but left the post once more after overseeing Algeria’s first-round exit at that year’s Nations Cup.

His main task will be to lead Algeria to the 2019 Africa Nations Cup with their next qualifier coming against The Gambia in March.

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