In line with a report from L’Equipe, Bruno Genesio’s tenure as Stade Rennais is coming to an finish. The previous Olympique Lyonnais supervisor, who changed the retiring Julien Stéphan in 2021, will hand over the reins of Rennes to Man Stéphan’s son. The purple and black have struggled this season, profitable simply two of 12 Ligue 1 video games, which is way from very best because the membership’s senior gamers intention for a podium end. Rennes’ season up to now has been hampered by catastrophic defensive errors, complacency, the shortcoming to totally combine the membership’s prime signings and disappointing performances from key gamers resembling Benjamin Bourigeaud, Amine Gouiri or Arnaud Kalimuendo.
Genesio was reportedly prone to keep at Rennes regardless of being the one supervisor to have misplaced a Ligue 1 match in opposition to Olympique Lyonnais simply earlier than the worldwide break. Nevertheless, the state of affairs has modified in latest days. Sources contacted by Obtain French soccer information I perceive that Genesio not envisioned himself managing the membership and that the choice to go away was probably his after a number of rounds of discussions with the membership’s hierarchy this week. Genesio was underneath contract with Brittany till 2025.
Rennes will come full circle and appoint the person who resigned earlier than Genesio’s appointment: Julien Stéphan. Stéphan is the coach who introduced silverware to Rennes, profitable the 2019 Coupe de France in really epic trend in opposition to PSG within the last. Stéphan additionally led the membership to the group stage of the Champions League for the primary time in 2020. The next 12 months he resigned after a sequence of poor outcomes. The son of French nationwide coach Man Stéphan rapidly recovered and took over Strasbourg. Regardless of a outstanding first season with the Alsatians, he was fired final January, placing the staff on the trail to relegation. Obtain French soccer information I perceive that he’ll in all probability be formally appointed early subsequent week, after signing a short-term contract, in all probability till the tip of the season. Stade Rennais will host Will Nonetheless’s Reims on Sunday, November 26 for what will likely be Stéphan’s return to Roazhon Park.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval