Rennes: Julien Stéphan lets loose on De Zerbi


By: Manu Tournoux

Julien Stéphan, Rennes coach, shared his admiration for his Italian counterpart, Roberto De Zerbi.

Stade Rennais coach Julien Stéphan has revealed that he takes a lot of inspiration from Italian manager Roberto De Zerbi, who currently manages Brighton.

“Frankly, today, when I watch De Zerbi’s teams, I enjoy it,” Stéphan said in the DR Show on YouTube. “I think that a coach is first and foremost a thief of ideas. He has the duty to observe, to watch what is happening… and the duty to take what suits him and what he is comfortable with in order to be able to apply it to his players. »

The Breton coach, involved in the Europa League play-offs with SRFC against AC Milan from February to March, admitted the significant influence of the Seagulls coach on his perception of football. “Obviously, De Zerbi, like other coaches, have an influence on my perception of things. »

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