Marc Wilmots rejects Algeria ahead of W/Cup qualifier

Ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has rejected a chance to lead Algeria after contract talks collapsed over cash with Frenchman Rolland Courbis now likely to take over as Algerian Coach.

Negotiations between Wilmots and the Algerian Football Federation FAF President, Mohamed Raouraoua in Brussels broke down over finances with speculations being that the Belgian coach’s asking price was beyond the budget of Algeria.

As a result of this, Frenchman Rolland Courbis has now emerged as the favourite to replace the Serb Milovan Rajevac, who quit his post earlier this month after Cameroon forced Algeria to a 1-1 draw in Blida in a World Cup qualifier.

However, Wilmots has insisted money was not the reason he turned down Algeria.

Belgium under Wilmots was one of the leading favourites to win the 2016 Euros in France only for them to fail so miserably.

Wilmots says he will rather consider returning to club football soon.



Aisha JM