Livid Algeria manager screams at 'enemy' reporter in furious rant

Joanna Estrada
November 18, 2017

Algeria's squad includes stars such as Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, Schalke's Nabil Bentaleb and Porto's Yacine Brahimi.

Mahrez watched on astonished at what was unfolding in front of him, and even more baffling was the sight of Madjer regaining his composure in a split-second, folding his arms and turning to the rest of the room to ask: "Next question please".

The team was fresh off a 3-0 win against the Central African Republic and was answering questions from the press - a typical practice in the world of sports.

He said: "Riyad, two seconds". Mr. [Maamar] Djebour, the national journalist, you are the enemy of the national team. "Who are you to call me an enemy?!"

'I say that in public, listen to me all. "I don't respect you", the coach of one month yelled out.

"Shut up! Shut up!" Retire and let the next generation do the job, ' Madjer added, his anger reaching fever pitch.

Madjer did not take too kindly to the tone of the question and went off on a rant which has been condemned by the Association of Algerian Sports Journalists, which is something that is likely to not bother the Algeria manager in the slightest.

Algeria finished rock bottom of their World Cup qualifying group, winning none of their six matches as Nigeria topped the group and qualified for Russian Federation.

After Tuesday's exchange, the Algerian Sports Journalists Association issued a statement.

"[The ASJA] asks the national team coach to have a better attitude in the future regarding giving information to journalists", a Thursday statement from the organization said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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