He had been appointed since few weeks. But Christian Gourcuff took up officially his post on Monday after his signature of contract in FAF (Algerian Federation of soccer) center.
“Gourcuff signed an objectives contract concerning the next Cups of Africa 2015 and 2017 as well as the World Cup 2018 “, we can read on FAF official website. He will begin his task from Tuesday after a meeting with all the staffs of the national team, argue the same source.
Gourcuff replaces Vahid Halilhodzic who led Algeria in last July to an historic 1/8th final in the World Cup. The main mission of the former coach of Lorient will be to help the Fennecs reaching at least semi-final of CAN 2015 in Morocco.