Stade Rennais receives Toulouse this Saturday night at Roazhon Park (9 p.m.). The Rennais, third, will attempt to proceed their report unbeaten sequence of 16 video games with out defeat in all competitions. One other report for the membership for the reason that arrival of Bruno Genesio who, since his arrival in Brittany, has taken on one other standing.
He arrived in Rennes on March 4, 2021 to take over from native idol Julien Stéphan. Not the best activity. After an exile of a yr and a half removed from France in China to heal a painful finish of journey in his membership of Lyon, his return to Ligue 1 was scrutinized. Twenty months later, Bruno Genesio has everybody in settlement.
Since his arrival on the Stade Rennais bench, the 56-year-old coach has damaged membership data one after the other. Report factors per sport for a coach (1.86 pt with 55% wins and greater than two objectives scored per sport on common), report factors in a league season, variety of wins and objectives scored in a season , with 101 objectives scored final yr. And this season, the Rennais have been undefeated for the reason that finish of August and a defeat at Lens (2-1), i.e. 16 video games with out defeat in Ligue 1 and Europa League mixed (10 wins and ix attracts). Once more, a brand new membership report.
Genesio: “Not for me to say if my picture has modified”
Elected greatest coach in Ligue 1 final season on the UNFP Trophies, Bruno Genesio has grown. What to be pleased with? The Rennes coach performs modestly. “What I like probably the most are usually not data. We do not run after that. What I like is that we rating numerous objectives, that we create play and that is what which makes it doable to attain the aims. I additionally see that we’re taking part in even perhaps higher than final yr, which signifies that the gamers are progressing”.
Nonetheless, his picture in French soccer has modified. “That is as much as you to inform me. I do not observe a lot of what’s mentioned on the networks since I haven’t got one, specifies the technician. It’s you who’re capable of choose and to be true. say, I am not likely interested by that.”
Danic: ‘He will not say it however he shuts lots of people’s mouths’
Would Genesio be falsely modest? No, for former midfielder Gaël Danic, who had the Breton coach as an assistant when he performed in Lyon (from 2013 to 2015). Danic, now based mostly in Rennes, follows all Stade Rennais matches as a radio marketing consultant. “It is not demagoguery on his half when he says that reward doesn’t contact him. He’s a coach who all the time stays centered on his work, on his sport concepts with out letting himself be influenced” he deciphers .
His good outcomes with Rennes nonetheless sound like a robust response to the typically violent criticism he obtained in Lyon. “Lyon’s drawback is that he had an aura deficit from the beginning, analyzes Danic. An aura offense even! However once we see the work he’s doing in the present day, it is damaging as a result of we see that he’s a superb coach who does a very good job.” Genesio has all the time assured that he was not revengeful for the top of his lease at OL however for Danic, “even when he will not say it, he shuts lots of people’s mouths”.
The Rennes gamers are for a lot of rave about their coach. “Bruno Genesio is an distinctive coach on a human stage, Benjamin Bourigeaud informed us in an RMC Sport interview at first of the yr. He’s near his gamers, considers us a bit like his kids however can be extremely demanding in his work, in effectivity for all the pieces we do”.
Defender Adrien Truffert provides: “The coach and his workers are very near us gamers, which brings good group cohesion. He likes the sport ahead, the assault, possession of the ball. They’re ideas that inspire and that follow the qualities of our group.”
Gaël Danic “agrees on this human side, however he additionally has actual tactical concepts to place his gamers in one of the best circumstances and make them progress, even when it means altering the system like this season from 4-4-2 to 4-4- 3 to achieve as many individuals as doable. Genesio additionally has this high-level tradition that large golf equipment like Lyon can have and I feel that is what he delivered to Stade Rennais with Florian Maurice, the sporting director. In Rennes, earlier than, when for instance we had the target of ending fifth, once we reached this place, we have been glad with it. Bruno; nope. He sees achieve one other two locations and everybody on the membership soaks up that.”
Can he go increased? “In France, there’s solely Paris”
Go see above. After ending sixth, then fourth for these first two seasons, Stade Rennais de Genesio is now third and might goal for the Champions League. Prolonged till 2025 final summer time, the way forward for the Rennes coach doesn’t appear to be in query within the quick time period, however might he see even greater?
“For me, in France, there’s Paris which is above and that is all, provides Danic. Behind, Rennes is in the present day one of many greats. Rennes can be identified in Europe with a fifth participation in a row. If Bruno needs to go increased, he must go away the French championship until he coaches Paris.” Rennes supporters, in any case, don’t appear in a rush to see him go away.