Presented to the press on Monday, Julien Stéphan, intern appointed from Rennes and replacement for Bruno Genesio, a guarantee that there is nothing “no revolution” at the club.
“I feel like I’m inactive and when I’m an entrepreneur it’s free, it’s ready, it’s determined, it’s motivation and that’s all I talk about,” a technology guaranteed for 43 years, free since the end of his contrasting experience in Strasbourg, at the beginning of 2023.
“Reverse the curve of results”
The coach returns to a club where he has already spent new years, including more than two years at the head of the first team (2018/2021), which he had won a coronation in the Coupe de France and participation in the league. of Champions.
Recovers a sluggish Rennes in the -13th championship of Ligue 1, with a point ahead of the play-off place, but on course to qualify for the round of 16 of the Europa League. “Initially, (the objective will be) to reverse the curve of results, try to restore everyone’s confidence, improve the situation and regain consistency,” he detailed.
If he admitted to having « already a small idea of how (Rennes) could evolve », the coach, who is committed until the end of the season, clearly stated that there was « no revolution to wait for.”
Florian Maurice absent from the press conference
The president, Olivier Cloarec, has now returned to the conditions of Bruno Genesio’s departure, stressing that « it was not the position of the club at the base, clearly », but a wish of the technician.
“It is available in the form of use,” explains the conductor. “The battery is not enough to charge enough energy.”
The director also commented on the absence of Florian Maurice, the club’s sporting director, who spoke with Genesio, who flourished. “I don’t have a conversation in Florian’s place. If he is not present at the press conference today, that perhaps means that he is heading towards departure,” admitted Olivier Cloarec.