FAF President Wanted Rajevac To Remain With Algeria
Following news that Milovan Rajevac has quit as Algeria’s coach, it has emerged that FAF president Mohamed Raouraou wanted the Serbian to remain with the Fennec Foxes.
Rajevac left his post on Tuesday after his players led a dressing room revolt in the wake of their 1-1 draw with Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday night.
According to reports in Algeria, the former Ghana coach met with the country's football association boss Raouraou on Tuesday and agreed to terminate his contract.
Le Buteur reports that the pair had lunch “in a very good atmosphere” and the meeting lasted almost an hour – as compared the five-minute meeting when Rajevac’s predecessor, Christian Gourcuff, departed earlier in the year.
Raouraou apparently wanted the Serbian to remain in charge of the national team, but Rajevac insisted that his position was untenable, given the rebellion he had to endure from his own players.
Algeria will now look to source a permanent replacement before their second group stage qualifier, which sees them travel to Nigeria next month.
Rajevac will leave Algeria and fly to his home country later today.