08.11.2017 18:13 h

Sabri Lamouchi named new Rennes coach

Former France midfielder Sabri Lamouchi was named new coach of Rennes on Wednesday, the Ligue 1 club announced.

Lamouchi, who replaces Christian Gourcuff, signed a two-year deal with an option for a third in what will be his first experience of the elite French division.

Since his retirement as a player during which time he played for Auxerre, Monaco, Parma, Inter Milan and Marseille among others, the 12-times capped Lamouchi coached Ivory Coast from 2012-14 and Qatari club El-Jaish since 2015.