Georges Leekens returns as Algeria coach

The Belgian tactician has been brought back to handle the Greens following the sack of Milovan Rajevac after their draw against Cameroon

The Algerian Football Federation has confirmed the appointment of George Leekens as boss of the Algeria senior national team.

Leekens, 67, replaces Milovan Rajevac who was kicked out last month following the Greens’ shaky start in the race to Russia 2018.

Mohammed Raouraoua’s led AFF confirmed the appointment of the Belgian on Thursday, who is expected to lead the north Africans to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, and also hand the country the Fifa World Cup ticket.
His first task will see him lead Algeria to Nigeria for November’s World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

Leekens will be recalled led the Greens to the final phase of the 2004 Afcon before leaving by agreement with the Algerian Federation of Football for family reasons.