Bruno Genesio was formally named Rennes’ new coach by the Ligue 1 membership on Thursday, a day after information of the previous Lyon supervisor’s appointment was leaked.
In an announcement Rennes stated that Genesio, 54, had signed a deal till June 2023 with the Brittany-based crew as they attempt to pull themselves out of a droop through which they’ve misplaced 5 video games in a row.
Frenchman Genesio returns to his house nation the place he beforehand spent three and a half years in command of Lyon earlier than departing in 2019.
He then had a stint in China with Beijing Guoan however he left firstly of this 12 months when his contract was not renewed.
Earlier coach Julien Stephan stop Rennes on Monday after a run of only one win in 10 matches. They sit tenth in Ligue 1 after Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at Lyon.
Stephan had been in cost since December 2018 and led the crew to victory within the French Cup in 2019, their first main trophy since 1971.
Underneath Stephan Rennes then completed a best-ever third within the final Ligue 1 season, which was curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
That noticed them qualify for the Champions League for the primary time of their historical past, however they completed backside with only one level in a bunch additionally containing Chelsea, Sevilla and Krasnodar of Russia.