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In Rennes, Genesio displays his ambitions and aims for a European place

2021-03-05T15:43:34.533Z

New Stade Rennais coach, after the resignation of Julien Stéphan, Bruno Genesio spoke about his ambitions. The former OL technician wants to qualify the Breton club for a European competition.



Things went quickly on the Stade Rennais side.

It only took three days for the Breton club to find the successor of Julien Stéphan, who resigned on Monday.

The arrival of Bruno Genesio has indeed been formalized this Thursday evening.

The former coach of Olympique Lyonnais, free since his stay in China, is committed until June 2023. And he has not decided to join Brittany to make up the figures.

For him, the ambitions of the Rouge et Noir displayed at the start of the season, namely to play again in a European Cup in 2021-2022, are intact: “The most important thing is to put an end to this negative spiral.

Afterwards, we will try to find Europe.

It is still largely possible.

You have to believe.

I have enormous confidence in my group and in the staff [...] Yes it would be embarrassing not to be in the European Cup.

We are in a situation where anything is possible but we also know that the other clubs are moving forward and working well, ”the 54-year-old coach told reporters.

The task will not be easy.

Stade Rennais is currently in 10th place in the Ligue 1 standings, 6 points behind Racing Club de Lens, which occupies 5th place, but with one less match to play against a direct competitor, Olympique de Marseille.

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Convinced by the quality of the workforce

If he decided to accept to take over from Julien Stéphan, when he did not want to take over a club before next season, it is because he felt that Stade Rennais had potential: “J 've seen a lot of games since last weekend.

It is also a trigger for my decision.

Admittedly, the team is in difficulty.

But there is quality, at the level of the players.

It's a team that plays well, ”said the man who already knows some players who have passed through Lyon, such as Clément Grenier and Martin Terrier.

And the former Rhone technician knows how he will be able to help the team to recover.

He wants to establish an offensive game based on ball control, but without falling into an imbalance: “The team must be ambitious.

I like to have possession.

I like my team to take risks, even if it means being unbalanced, while respecting the balance.

I intend to rely on the offensive, being careful to preserve a balance, ”he explained.

He will have the opportunity to show his playing principles next Wednesday, against Jorge Sampaoli's Olympique de Marseille.

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