Georges Leekens already gone to Algeria: ‘For the well-being of everyone’

The Belgian was only three months in service, but wasn’t able to Algeria to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of sheds.

Georges Leekens in his performance as the Algerian national coach. © BELGAIMAGE

Georges Leekens is no longer the coach of Algeria. That made the Algerian football association itself known through Twitter. According to their tweet, his contract on his own ask terminated. ‘Leekens resigned, the rest of the staff thank you’, says the.

Leekens démissionne, l’ensemble du staff remercié

— Les Verts d’Algérie (@LesVerts) 24 January 2017Drie months

Leekens was the end of October last year, trainer of Les Verts, after that also in 2003 had been. ‘Given the pressure on the federation and the plough is exercised, I choose my contract with the back, which are all worthy of respect, to stop to,” explains Mack The Knife. ‘For the good of everyone I choose, so it is with a heavy heart to leave. I wish the national team every success.’

The ex-trainer of, among others, Lokeren and Mouscron was unable to handle the Algerians past the group stage of the Africa Cup in Gabon to guide, which is now still in progress. In the group stage came to his men, no further than two are tied against Senegal and Zimbabwe and a defeat against Tunisia.

After the draw against Senegal (2-2) Monday night, had Leekens still had about ‘a disappointment’, but commented he also forward. “We have lessons to draw for the future. Here we will be stronger. At the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia, we will be there.”

His second term in Algeria was Leekens’ 23rd trainersjob in 33 years.

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