Troussier promises Algerians victory over Eagles in Uyo
Former Super Eagles’ Coach, Phillip Troussier, who has been touted to become Algeria’s new manager, has promised to lead the North Africans to victory when they meet Nigeria in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo next month.
Troussier, also known as the ‘White Witch Doctor,’ and Belgian coach, Georges Leeskens, are the prime candidates for the Algerian job.
Algeria have not hired a replacement for Serb, Miroslav Rajevac, who was forced to leave the post following a players’ revolt after their 1-1 draw with Cameroun in their opening game of the qualifiers in Blida.
They will meet Nigeria in Uyo on November 12.
Aside Nigeria, Troussier has also handled Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, South Africa and Morocco.
According to owngoalnigeria.com, Troussier promised representatives of the Algerian FA during interview for the job that his knowledge of African football and Nigeria, in particular, will come handy in Uyo, when both sides meet on November 12.
He reportedly promised the FA that he won’t lose the game to Nigeria, if appointed coach of the team. He also went a step further in boasting that his wealth of experience on the African continent will help Algeria beat Cameroun when they meet again.
Belgian coach Georges Leekens also wants to manage the Desert Foxes ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on November 12.
Leekens is now a free agent after recently mutually terminating his contract with Lokeren, and is reportedly expected in Algiers in the next 48 hours for his unveiling.
He was coach of the Algerian national team for a short spell in 2003, only six months.
The 67-year-old retired Belgium international has also handled the Tunisian and Belgian national teams, Cercle Brugge, Anderlecht, Roda, Gent and Trabzonspor, among others.