The Algeria Football Federation has named Vahid Halilhodzic as the new coach of the national team.
The former Ivory Coast boss, who takes over on 1 July, has signed a three-year contract through to the 2014 World Cup.
Several other big names had been linked with the job, including former France coach Raymond Domenech.
The Bosnian Halilhodzic has been set the task of qualifying the Desert Foxes to the 2013 Nations Cup and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Algeria are struggling to reach the 2012 Nations Cup in January and are currently bottom of Group D, three points behind leaders Morocco, with two qualifying games remaining.
As well as coaching the Elephants between 2008 and 2010 Halilhodzic has a vast amount of experience in French club football where he has coached Lille, Rennes and Paris St Germain.