The coaching career of Adel Amrouche has granted him the opportunity of travelling extensively. Acknowledged for his wealth of coaching experience in Africa, his latest talks with Kaizer Chiefs on transferring to the club as a head coach has become a point of discussion among different sports enthusiasts.
Distinguished for his fast dribbling skills, Adel was a midfielder before he left off playing to pick up coaching roles. True to his decision, he has recorded significant success so far, which is one of the reasons why he has become a choice coach for many big clubs.
Adel Amrouche profile summary
- Full name: Adel Amrouche
- Date of birth: 7th of March, 1968
- Age: 52 years old as of 2020
- Place of birth: Kouba, Algiers, Algeria
- Nationality: Algerian
- Adel Amrouche position: Midfielder
Background information on Amrouche
He was a former player before he landed the role of a football manager. He started his football career in the junior ranks of CA Kouba. He had the privilege of playing for different Algerian clubs as a fast dribbling midfielder before moving to Austria for a short time to play for Favoritner AC.
When he managed the Kenyan national team, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) suspended him for a year because of his behaviour during the 2015 CAN qualifier game against Comoros. The Disciplinary Board found him guilty after an accusation for spitting at the fourth official when the team played against Comoros was raised against him. Article 129 (c) of the body's rules, which he breached, provides that anyone who does that should be given a 12 match ban.
How old is Amrouche?
The Botswana national team manager Adel Amrouche age is 52 years in 2020. He was born on the 7th of March 1968 in Kouba, Algeria.
Adel Amrouche team coached
As a veteran coach, Adel has been privileged to manage several teams. Before serving as a coach, he was a technical director for KFC Strombeek in the 1995/1996 season before serving as the sporting director for Union SG II during the 1996/97 football season. The first managerial role that he picked up was when he coached DC Motema Pembe between 2002 and 2004.
He served as the technical director for Volyn Lutsk in the 2004/2005 season before Equatorial Guinea appointed him as their manager. He went back to DC Motema Pembe and served as a manager in 2005 before Royale Union Saint Gilloise Reserve called him up again as their technical director for 2006/2007 season.
Adel Amrouche entraineur managed Burundi national football team after resuming on the 1st of July, 2007, until the 1st of March, 2012, when he left. He led the team to 13 matches before transferring to Kenya and leading them to nine games from 2013 to 2014. USM Alger appointed him as their manager, but he was only with the team between the 1st of July and the 17th of August, 2016, before he served as the manager of the Libyan team between the 1st of May and 10th of October, 2018.
Moreover, Adel Amrouche coached MC Algiers between 25th of October, 2018 and 11th of March, 2019. During the period, he led the team to 12 matches before picking up another offer with Botswana on the 27th of August, 2019. His contract with the team is expected to end on the 30th of June, 2022.
Adel Amrouche news
Going by the vacancy in the giant club Kaizer Chiefs, there have been speculations on who would likely be the next coach. While Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango linked veteran coach Gavin Hunt as the next likely coach, Amrouche has eventually let the cat out of the bag by letting everyone know that he is in talks with Kaizer Chiefs as to whether to succeed Ernst Middendorp as the head coach or not.
It is believed that considering over two decades of experience that the 52-year-old coach has been coaching in Africa, his wealth of knowledge and sterling reputation can significantly impact the Sowetan giants. According to the coach, he noted that during the 2019/20 Absa premiership runners-up, he was approached, but refused to take over the job offer before he signed with Botswana. In his words:
The last time I had a meeting with Kaizer Chiefs was before I signed with Botswana, I gave them [BFA] my word and that is why I rejected Chiefs. I didn't also want to take the job of one person who was in the job [Ernst Middendorp], I can't accept that. I have very good relationships with the people at the club but I can't talk about what they said. I just travelled to Belgium this week to see my family for the first time in six or seven months.
Nevertheless, others believe that the Adel Amrouche Kaizer Chiefs talks started earlier and that the coach even accepted the offer. There were rumours that he had told some members of the South African media that he had agreed to a deal in principle to join the club.
Adel Amrouche achievements
Since he started his football career, coach Adel Amrouche has won two league titles and a cup in two stints at Democratic Republic of Congo's Daring Club Motema Pembe in the 2000s‚ and the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that held in 2013 with Kenya.
Adel holds a UEFA Pro License, which is known as the highest coaching certification available. The license generally follows the completion of the UEFA 'B' and 'A' licences. Currently, he trains some other coaches on how to receive the license as well.
Social media engagement
Despite his fame as a football team manager and his level of acceptance among sports fans, one will almost assume that Amrouche will have a massive following on social media. Although no official Adel Amrouche Facebook page has been traced, Adel Amrouche Twitter account has a little above a thousand followers.
Adel Amrouche has proven his expertise as a prolific coach considering the teams he has managed so far and the result he has gotten. His UEFA Pro License has positioned him as a coach with a difference. Then, considering the new opportunity he is exploring, everyone looks forward to what will be the outcome of his talks with the Sowetan giants.
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