Shock French cup winners Rennes reward boss Stephan

  • Former reserve-team coach Julien Stephan took the reins in mid-season and led Rennes to a famous triumph.
Modified 03 Jun 2019, 18:18 IST
Julien Stephan-cropped
Rennes head coach Julien Stephan

Coupe de France winners Rennes have handed head coach Julien Stephan an extended deal after their "historic" campaign.

The new terms will keep him at the Ligue 1 club until 2022, Rennes said.

Stephan led Rennes to 10th place in the French top flight, after being promoted from his reserve-team post in mid-season, but it was their cup success that provided the outstanding moment.

Rennes defeated big-spending Paris St Germain on penalties after a 2-2 draw at the Stade de France in April.

Club president Olivier Letang said it was "a very great pleasure" to confirm the coach would be staying on.

And 38-year-old Stephan said on the Rennes website: "It's a great point of pride to pursue my mission with the first team. This season has been historic and rich in emotions."

Published 03 Jun 2019, 18:18 IST
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