Algiers (AFP) – Former Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff has succeeded Vahid Halilhodzic as coach of Algeria, the Algerian football federation has announced.
Gourcuff has been handed a contract leading up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with a more immediate target the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Over more than 25 years in management Gourcuff has coached Lorient on three separate occasions.
p>Halilhodzic stood down after leading Algeria to the last 16 at the World Cup for the first time. The Bosnian has taken up a job with Turkish side Trabzonspor.
Sports & RecreationSoccerChristian GourcuffAlgeriaVahid Halilhodzic