The Algeria Football Federation are set to announce a new coach for their national team ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.

The Desert Foxes will next month host the Super Eagles in an inconsequential World Cup qualifier as Nigeria have already booked their place in Russia.

As they hope to start all over again, the Algeria Football Federation are considering bringing in a local man to lead the country against Nigeria in next month’s World Cup qualifier.

It is understood that an ex-football star, Rabah Madjer has been endorsed by a top FAF official.

Aside Madjer, Djamel Belmadi is also among those linked to the vacant position.

FAF vice-president, Bachir Ould Zmirli said on local radio that Madjer is capable of leading the country for a third time.

The 58-year-old Madjer first took charge of the national team in 1999 and then between 2001 and 2002, when he led them to AFCON 2002 in Mali.

The former FC Porto star won 86 caps for his country.

“Rabah Madjer is one of the coaches who can lead the national team, he is a coach capable of leading the selection through his experience as a player and coach, and we have also considered the services of Djamel Belmadi, I think it’s time to focus on the local coaches,” Zmirli told a national radio station.

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