It was in the pipes and it is now confirmed. Bruno Genesio is the new Stade Rennais coach according to a source close to the club quoted by AFP, confirming information from the daily The team. The announcement has not yet been made official by the Breton club but the contract would cover two and a half seasons. The former coach of Olympique Lyonnais therefore succeeds Julien Stéphan who resigned from his post over the weekend.
According to The team, Bruno Genesio would have initially refused the proposal of the Rennes leaders before changing his mind. Free since his return from China this winter, the 54-year-old technician had never hidden since his desire to find a bench in Ligue 1.
In Rennes, Bruno Genesio will not arrive in unknown territory since he has already rubbed shoulders with the technical director of the club Florian Maurice during his time on the Lyon bench. Chance of the calendar, the two teams meet this Wednesday evening at Groupama Stadium for the 28th day of Ligue 1.