Aftershocks of the earthquake: Belmadi’s departure from coaching Algeria

French media reported that Djamel Belmadi had informed the Algerian national team players of his departure from his position after losing to Mauritania 1-0 and bidding farewell to the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

CAN’s failure is the third for Belmadi in the last two years, after bidding farewell to the 2021 edition in Cameroon in the first round and without winning any match either, and then failing to reach the 2022 World Cup.

The coach had spoken to the media after the failure against Mauritania and said that he would speak with the Algerian Federation and then announce his decision in the next few days.

But according to what Onzo Mondial confirms, Belmadi will indeed leave coaching the “Desert Warriors” because he is convinced that he cannot offer more, which is what he informed all the players on Tuesday.

It is noteworthy that the 47-year-old led Algeria in 67 matches, winning 43 of them and drawing 17, while suffering only 7 defeats.

At the same time, one of the consequences of the Algerian failure will be the international retirement of Riyad Mahrez, as many newspapers reported in recent hours.

The Saudi Al-Ahly star was subjected to severe criticism for his performance in the Côte d’Ivoire edition, and he was considered to have failed in his role as leader of the “Greens”.

It is noteworthy that Belmadi, with the help of Mahrez, achieved the greatest achievement for Algerian football in recent years by achieving the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt.

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