Next Game

Montpellier v Rennes

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Last Game

Rennes 2 - 1 Nice

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 19:00

French Ligue 1

Antonetti holds Rennes talks

Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti has confirmed there have been talks regarding a new contract after saying he has not been in contact with Ligue 1 rivals Montpellier.

Last Updated: 24/03/13 at 19:38 Post Comment

Frederic Antonetti: Rennes coach in talks over new contract

Frederic Antonetti: Rennes coach in talks over new contract

Antonetti has enjoyed four years at the Rennes helm, but is out of contract in the summer and there were previous reports of a parting of the ways.

The 51-year-old was put forward as a replacement for Rene Girard at Montpellier, but is waiting to see how discussions with Rennes progress.

"There is no direct or indirect contact with Montpellier," Antonetti told L'Equipe. "There is nothing impossible with Rennes.

"We are talking about each element, about the present and the future, with general manager Pierre Dreossi and the chairman. There is no breaking off, which is a good sign, but we need to take time to think.

"I have felt that the club wants to offer me the chance to continue for two more seasons. After four years at the club, it is very flattering, even though everything has not always been easy.

"But you cannot easily take a decision about two years of living together.

"I am aware that I am at a very good club and I have never stopped saying we have to persevere. What could make me stay is the prospect to go on working in the long term."

General manager Dreossi has suggested a decision could be made after the League Cup final against St Etienne on 20th April, commenting: "Nothing has been set so far, but indeed a decision could be made at that moment.

"Obviously, I will not wait for June to find a coach, but it is out of the question to look for a new one now. We are openly in talks and we will continue negotiating the details of the future project we want to set.

"There is no emergency. We have other priorities with Le Championnat and the League Cup final."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea captain John Terry: We are definitely not boring

Chelsea captain John Terry claims that nobody will remember their defensive performances in the title run-in.

Javier Hernandez is hard to drop on current form, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits Javier Hernandez's starting position is non-negotiable given his current form.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company