It’s war between Ménès, Riolo and Stéphan!

Criticized by the two consultants, Julien Stéphan, the Stade Rennais coach, responded to the attacks against him.

After an idyllic start, marked by a victory in the Coupe de France and a good career in the Europa League, Julien Stéphan is going through a more complicated period with the Rennais Stadium. The Breton club is fifth, of course, which remains in its objectives. But the services are less successful, and Stéphan himself is the target of criticism.

“I wanted to see in him at one point a few qualities which quickly faded, in particular pleaded Daniel Riolo on RMC. Because his personality has taken over and his personality is that of a man who thinks he is someone else, who has an oversized butt and who is not the great tactician he still thinks he is. “

And Pierre Ménès went even further after Rennes’ defeats against Saint-Etienne (0-2) last Sunday. “It’s been quite a while since I warned Rennes supporters – and others for that matter – of the concern to see a Stéphan plenipotentiary in this club, wrote Ménès on his blog. Too many not normal things have happened in Rennes, which range from the long sidelining of Grenier to the forced exile of Raphinha through the failed recruitment and the departure of Niang, sent to Saudi Arabia at the age of 26. that he could have signed for another club… When you try to damage a player’s career, you often get caught in the door and that’s what is happening at Stade Rennais. “

For Stéphan, “it’s unacceptable”

Stéphan took advantage of today’s press conference, this Friday, to respond to the attacks against him. “When you criticize the coach, the professional, it makes sense,” he said. On the other hand, when it is personal attacks which target my integrity and that of the club, there it is unacceptable, ”railed the Breton coach, relays 20 Minutes. Stéphan thus denounces “lies” with the aim of “destabilizing the club”.

On the Niang case, Stéphan had also received the support of his sports director, Florian Maurice. “The player chooses the destination, assured the former OL leader in the columns of Ouest-France. So he was the one who made the decision to go where he plays today. He was not pushed to go to Saudi Arabia. “

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