Algeria Appoints Third Manager In Less Than Two Years
Nigeria’s World Cup Qualifier’s foe, Algeria have appointed Lucas Alcaraz as their new head coach to replace former manager, George Leekens who resigned after the country’s dismal performance at the African Cup Of Nations.
The Spaniard’s appointment was confirmed by the Algeria FA on their website on Thursday. The 50-year-old was just sacked by La-Liga side, Granada last week. He left Granada second from the bottom on the league table, fighting relegation.
The appointment of Alcatraz as head coach makes it the third time the Algeria FA will appoint new coaches, just in the space of one and half years.
Algeria are in freefall, as they have only one point from their two Russia 2018 qualifying group matches and got eliminated early at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Fennecs lost 3-1 to the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifier in November, 2016, a result which left Algeria trailing Nigeria by five points in Group B.
Alcaraz, started coaching at 29 and has handled mid-level Spanish clubs like Almeria, Recreativo, Racing Santander and Levante.