Print Edition - 2017-04-14  |  Sports Digest

Alcaraz named Algeria coach

- AFP, ALGIERS

Apr 14, 2017-

Lucas Alcaraz has been named as the new coach of Algeria, the country’s football federation announced on Thursday in a statement. The 50-year-old Spaniard was available after being sacked by his hometown team, La Liga strugglers Granada, on Monday. Alcaraz, who was replaced at Granada by former Arsenal and England defender Tony Adams, is charged with the task of qualifying Algeria for next year’s World Cup. They are currently bottom of their qualifying section, five points behind leaders Nigeria with four matches remaining. Alcaraz replaces the Belgian Georges Leekens, who left after the country’s poor showing at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Published: 14-04-2017 09:56

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