Rennes have chosen Bruno Genesio as their new coach to switch Julien Stephan, who resigned earlier this week, a supply near the French Ligue 1 membership confirmed to AFP on Wednesday.
Genesio returns to his dwelling nation the place he beforehand spent three and a half years accountable for Lyon earlier than departing in 2019.
The 54-year-old then had a stint in China with Beijing Guoan however he left initially of this 12 months when his contract was not renewed.
Stephan give up Rennes on Monday after a run of only one win in 10 matches which noticed the Brittany outfit slip to ninth within the Ligue 1 desk.
He had been in cost since December 2018 and led the workforce 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 gaggle additionally containing Chelsea, Sevilla and Krasnodar of Russia.