The Algerian football federation have confirmed Rabah Madjer as their new national team coach ahead of next month's, albeit inconsequential, World Cup qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Madjer, 58, succeeds the sacked Lucas Alcaraz and he he is saddled with picking up the pieces after Algeria's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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He becomes the country's fifth national coach in three years.

Madjer, is one of the greatest Algerian players of all time but he has not been that sucessful as a coach.

He first took charge of his country in 1994, with his most recent spell ending in 2002 after an early exit from that year's Africa Cup of Nations.

Madjer's aim on his return to the helm will be to take the team to the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon, with their next qualifier due to be against Gambia in March.

Before that, they must complete their failed World Cup campaign with a fixture against Nigeria next month.

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