ALGIERS- Belgian Georges Leekens has sign his contract with the Algerian Football Association (FAF) on Friday, to become formally national team's coach, the body governing Algerian football has said.
No detail has been given on the contract period or the goals set to the former coach of Belgium and Tunisia, who will work with former national coach's technical staff, namely coach assistants Nabil Neghiz and Yazid Mansouri, as well as the goalkeeper coach Mickael Bolly, the source said.
The Belgian coach has taken over from Serbian Milovan Rajevac, who had coached the Desert Foxes for three months only.
Leekens, 67, had coached Algeria's national team for six months in 2003.
His first official match with the Desert Foxes will be an away game on Nov. 12 against Nigeria, in Uyo, as part of the second day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
On the first day of the qualifiers (Group B), Algeria tied at home against Cameroon 1-1 while Nigeria won against Zambia 2-1.