Algeria Football Federation denies Queiroz approach

April 8, 2016 - 23:35

Algerian Football Federation has denied any attempt to hire Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz on Friday.

During the last week, there were reports in Algerian media that the African federation has linked with Iran coach Carlos Queiroz with a move to Algeria.

The team's French head coach Christian Gourcuff has quit his job by mutual consent more than two years before the end of his contract. After three wins and a draw, Algeria is top of their qualifying group for the 2017 Cup of Nations.

This is not the first time which former Real Madrid coach has been linked with African jobs. He has previously linked with Egypt and South Africa.

Queiroz, who is under contract with Iran Football Federation until after the 2018 World Cup, has recently stated that he will no longer continue due to disagreement with the Iranian officials.

The 62-year-old Portuguese coach criticized Iranian sports officials over their lack of support for Iran men’s national football team.

Iran has qualified for the third round of World Cup qualifying round in Asia. The draw for the third round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification in Asia, where the 12 teams will be split into two groups and the top two from each advance to Russia 2018, will take place on April 12th.

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