The Algeria Football Federation have confirmed the appointment of former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac as their new national coach.
The 62-year-old is to step into the shoes of Christian Gourcuff who backed down from the position in April.
Rajevac hugged the headlines in Africa when he almost led the Black Stars into a historic semi final placement during the 2010 World Cup semi-finals in South Africa.
The Serbian coach also previously managed Qatar’s national team.
The Algerian Federation confirmed Rajevac had signed a contract on Sunday.
The Federation also stated he would be in Algeria in mid-July, when he is set to be officially introduced to the world’s press.
Interestingly, Algeria are drawn in same group with Nigeria for the World Cup qualifiers on Friday, featuring alongside Cameroon and Zambia in Group B. The Desert Foxes will start their group matches kick in October against the Indomitable Lions.
Aside the task of securing a World Cup ticket, Rajevac is to also guide Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon next year.