After a series of disappointing performances, Julien Stephan resigned from Rennes this morning.
The French team is actually in 9th position in the league as it begins the final stretch of games prior to the actual summer break.
Last season, the Frenchman led his team to an unlikely Champions League promotion, but this season has been difficult for him.
Their group stage campaign was a failure, as they struggled to win a single game against Chelsea, Sevilla, and Krasnodar.
It’s fair to say that the young French boss has failed to adjust to pandemic football, and he’s paying the price for it.
Top journalist Robin Bairner, on the other hand, thinks Celtic should continue to investigate the manager’s condition and talk with him about a potential move to Celtic.
Celtic could do a lot worse than sound out Stephan’s position. Seems a more realistic target than some names linked to the post and infinitely more capable than others.
While it hasn’t worked out at Rennes, Robin assumes Stephan is more capable than anyone of thriving as Celtic boss.
Provided that it’s a boss who isn’t on Dermot Desmond’s mind, it’d be a shocking option. It has the sound of a Ronny Deila appointment, but the club might be searching for a top coach with some creative ideas who will be helped by a savvy director of football. Would Deila have been more successful if he had a football director?