French club Rennes release coach Genesio

Bruno Genesio has quit <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Rennes;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Rennes</a> (LOU BENOIST)
Bruno Genesio has quit Rennes (LOU BENOIST)

Rennes coach Bruno Genesio has left his position by mutual agreement with the Ligue 1 club who are lurking just above the relegation zone.

"For personal reasons Bruno Genesio is leaving his job as head coach," the Brittany club explained.

The 57-year-old former Lyon coach was in his fourth season with Rennes since joining from Beijing Guoan.

The announcement comes a week after a 1-0 home defeat to bottom-placed Lyon, the club Genesio coached from 2015 to 2019.

Julien Stephan will return to Rennes with whom he won the French Cup in 2019 before a switch to Strasbourg.