Adel Amrouche

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Adel Amrouche
Personal information
Full name Adel Amrouche
Date of birth (1968-03-07) 7 March 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Kouba, Algiers, Algeria
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1985 CR Belouizdad
1985–1988 JS Kabylie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 OMR El Annasser - (-)
1990–1991 USM Alger - (-)
1991–1992 OMR El Annasser - (-)
1992–1993 Favoritner AC - (-)
1994– La Louviére - (-)
Mons - (-)
National team
Teams managed
1995–1996 FC Brussels (Technical Director)
1996–2002 R.U. Saint-Gilloise (General Director)
2002–2004 DC Motema Pembe
2004–2005 Equatorial Guinea
2005 FC Volyn Lutsk (Technical Director)
2005 FK Gänclärbirliyi
2005–2006 DC Motema Pembe
2006–2007 R.U. Saint-Gilloise (Technical Director)
2007–2012 Burundi
2013–2014 Kenya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adel Amrouche (born 7 March 1968 in Kouba, Algiers) is an Algerian football manager and former player. He was most previously the head coach of the Kenya national football team.

Club career[edit]

Amrouche began his playing in the junior ranks of CA Kouba. He played for a number of Algerian clubs including CR Belouizdad, USM Alger, JS Kabylie, OMR El Annasser, Olympique de Médéa and AS Ain M'lila.[1] He then moved to Austria briefly to play for Favoritner AC.[2] After that, he played for a number of Belgian clubs like La Louviére and Mons, as well as amateur clubs KAV Dendermonde and SK Lombeek.

Managerial career[edit]

Amrouche began his managerial career in 1988 by coaching the youth ranks of local club OMR El Annasser while playing for the senior team.[3] He held the same role during his playing stints with USM Alger and RC Kouba.

In 2002, he was appointed as the manager of Congolese club Daring Club Motema Pembe.[4]

In 2007, Amrouche became the coach of the Burundi national football team. On 1 January 2011, Amrouche turned down an offer to take over the vacant managerial role of Algerian club ES Sétif, preferring to continue in his role with the Burundi national team.[5] On 29 February 2012, Amrouche resigned as the manager of Burundi, just a day after a 2–1 win against Zimbabwe in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.[6]

On February 2013, Amrouche was named coach of the Kenya national football team taking over the position from James Nandwa who was there on temporary basis after the departure of Henri Michel. After 18 months at the helm, he was sacked on 3 August 2014 following Kenya's 1–0 aggregate loss to Lesotho in the second round of qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[7]


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