Djamel Belmadi, record longevity


Djamel Belmadi, the national team coach, will celebrate his four years at the helm of the Greens this summer. No Algerian coach has lasted longer than him.

New feat for Djamel Belmadi! Appointed national team coach on 2 August 2018, the coach now holds the longevity record for Algerian coaches. He alone has 45 appearances on the Algerian bench, with 31 wins, 10 draws and only 4 defeats (a very low percentage of losses, 8.89%).

At 46, Belmadi enters a little more into the annals of the national football team. He is heading towards a new highlight of his career in EN, following the African coronation of 2019 and the 35 unbeaten games recorded by the Fennecs under his leadership.

In an interview granted to FAFTV, at the end of the last training course of the Greens, Belmadi said to himself ” honored »To beat this record held until then by the legend Rachid Mekhloufi (4 games 1971-1972 and 21 games September 1975-May 1979). ” Signing up for the long term with my country is something extraordinary, it is more than an honor, I hope that behind there are other coaches who will beat this longevity record. “, Welcomed.

Stability Defender

The longevity of a manager has often been a sign of stability in the world of football. Knowledge of a nation’s football landscape facilitates prospecting work and makes it possible to develop long-term sporting projects that will help a team evolve. History is full of examples that show that durability is a key factor in a successful and progressive sports policy.

Helmut Schòn, is the man who won it all with the Federal Republic of Germany (1964-1978, 14 years, 139 games.): Euro 1972 and World Championships 1974. Not to mention the finals reached at the World Championships in 1966 and Euro 1976. In 15 years at the helm of the Nationalmannschaft (2006-2021, 197 games and a win rate of 62.94), Gioacchino Basso will have forged a car and won two major trophies, a World Cup in 2014 and a Confederations Cup in 2017. Didier Deschamps is the other example, still in operation. In 10 years he will have lost only 20 times out of 129 appearances.

Therefore, Algeria, which had 14 coaches between 2000 and 2010 and 8 coaches between 2010 and 2018, follows a completely different policy. Djamel Belmadi, for whom the current contract expires at the end of the year, should therefore extend his adventure with EN. However, the African champion 2019 hasn’t planned for a long time. The next deadline, in his eyes, is the next Africa Cup 2023.

I have not yet extended with Algeria. It is not a closed contract, it is a moral contract. However, we will do things so that I am not without a contract for obvious legal reasons. Basically, I wanted to reflect after the World Cup in Qatar. It was going to be a 4 year cycle. However, the support of people and leaders, this idea of ​​getting up, starting strong, everything that is close to my heart. We will get up and see later for the future […] Yes, I will be there at least until the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations “, He declared last May on the French radio RMC.



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