Algeria to sign ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots‎ for Eagles clash

By Ikenga Chronicles October 22, 2016

Algeria to sign ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots‎ for Eagles clash

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria,Algeria are expected to sign a contract with former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.

Wilmots will replace the Serb Milovan Rajevac, who quit his post after Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroun at home in a World Cup qualifier earlier this month.

Several top European coaches including Frenchmen Paul Le Guen and Alain Perrin are linked with the top post.

Reports said Wilmots will sign the dotted lines in Brussels.

The 47-year-old was in charge of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 after being the assistant coach.

The former Schalke 04 coach chalked up 34 wins, eight draws and nine losses when he was in charge of the Red Devils. Incidentally, Algeria won 2-1 when they faced Belgium led by Wilmots at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria and Algeria will battle it ou‎t in the crucial game at the Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on November 12.

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