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Sylvain Armand poised to quit Rennes, tensions with Julien Stéphan

Ouest-France report that 39-year-old Sporting Coordinator Sylvain Armand is poised to quit his position at Ligue 1 club Rennes owing to tensions with manager Julien Stéphan.

Armand’s position was weakened by the departure of ex-president Olivier Létang at the beginning of this calendar year, who appointed him to the position in the first place in 2018.

The arrival of Florian Maurice as Technical Director should definitively put an end to the use of Armand’s role, which was supposed to act as a go-between for the board and players at Rennes when the club did not have a Sporting Director.

Contacted on the matter, Rennes President Nicolas Holbeck said: “Sylvain Armand has not been sacked. We are thinking about how to best organise our hierarchy, with the arrival of Florian (Maurice) at the beginning of July.”

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