Algeria Coach Gourcuff Set to Resign

Christian Gourcuff is on the verge of stepping down as Algeria head coach before the end of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

The 60-year-old French tactician, who had his share of testy relationship with sections of the local media since his appointment in August 2014, and who is eager to return to club management could leave after their trip to Seychelles in June, according to Le Buteur.

Meanwhile, French daily L’Equipe revealed that the former FC Lorient manager has informed his players of his decision on their way back to Algeria, following their 3-3 draw with Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.

However, Sofiane Feghouli and his teammates made it clear they would like him to stay, with the Algerian Football Federation reportedly reticent to let him go as well.

Lying top of Group J of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers on 10 points with two games to go, the ‘Fennecs’ just need a draw from their trip to Seychelles to seal their ticket for the tournament’s finals in Gabon.
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