Lucas Alacraz is defiant that he will not quit his job as Algeria coach despite suffering historic back -to-back defeats to Zambia.
Zambia beat Algeria 1-0 away in Constantine on September 5 and 3-1 at home in Lusaka on September 2 to keep their 2018 World Cup qualifying hopes alive but extinguished those of the four-time FIFA World Cup finalists.
“No, I won quit,” Alcaraz said at Tuesday’s post-match briefing in Constantine.
“I am convinced that we will improve our situation. And to improve the situation, you have to continue working.”
Algeria are bottom of Group B on 1 point from four games and out of contention in the 2018 World Cup Group B qualifiers.
It was Alcaraz second disappointment from his six games in charge since his appointment in April, 2017.
The Spaniard had prior to the dates against Zambia failed to qualify Algeria to the 2018 CHAN tournament after 2014 champions Libya beat his side 2-1 at home in Constantine and later finished a 1-1 away in Tunisia.
Alcaraz has so far won just two games,drawn one and lost three as Algeria coach.