Ligue 1: Julien Stephan Returns As Rennes Coach

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Ligue 1 club, Stade Rennais have re-appointed Julien Stephan as manager to replace Bruno Genesio who stepped down for personal reasons.

The 57-year-old Genesio has been Rennes manager since 2021 when he took over from Stephan, who returns to the club which he steered to their first-ever Champions League qualification in 2020.

A club statement read: "Bruno Genesio is stepping down as head coach of Stade Rennais F.C., he will be replaced by Julien Stephan. By mutual agreement with Stade Rennais FC, and for personal reasons, Bruno Genesio is stepping down as head coach."

Rennes are currently 13th in Ligue 1 with 12 points from 12 games, with just two wins this season. They host Reims in their next game next Sunday.