On the Rennes bench since 2021, Bruno Genesio seriously considered leaving last season. Under contract until 2025, the former Lyon coach hopes to have a less hectic schedule in the future.
“At a certain age, you can aspire to other roles as a leader, a manager. I would see myself well in this role or as a coach where you retain the adrenaline of competition while having a less intense pace of life. With much more breathing space, moments of sharing with your family and the people you love, than when you are 24/7 in the washing machine, with your head only preoccupied by competitions,” Genesio replied in a cross-interview with Aulas for Le Parisien.
Genesio’s future is uncertain
It is still unclear where Genesio will end up. He has been linked with a number of clubs, including the French national team, but no concrete offers have been made.
If he does leave Rennes, he will be leaving a club in good shape. The team is currently in fifth place in Ligue 1 and is still in contention for a European spot.
Genesio has been a successful coach
Genesio has a proven track record as a coach. He won the Coupe de France with Lyon in 2017 and led the club to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
He has also been successful at Rennes, leading the team to the Europa Conference League quarterfinals last season.
It will be interesting to see where Genesio ends up next. He is a talented coach with a lot to offer, and he will be a valuable asset to any club that hires him.