Former Ivory Coast coach Vahid Halilhodzic has been appointed as the new coach of Algeria and will begin a three-year contract on July 1.
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Halilhodzic, 58, enjoyed some success as a club coach in France, leading Lille to third place in Ligue 1 and Champions League qualification in 2001 before moving on to Rennes and Paris St Germain, where he won the Coupe de France.
Halilhodzic has since coached in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Croatia and was coach of the Ivory Coast from 2008 to 2010. He lost his job with the Elephants after they were dumped out of the African Nations Cup by Algeria, with Sven-Goran Eriksson ultimately leading them into the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
He had most recently been in charge of Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.
A statement on the Algerian federation's official website read: "The Algerian Football Federation has hired Mr Vahid Halilhodzic as coach of Algeria's national team for three years from July 1, 2011.
"The objectives of the new national coach are to qualify for the 2013 African Nations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil."
Algeria qualified for the 2010 World Cup but finished bottom of Group C after taking just one point from their three games.