SADNESS AT LE GUEN EXIT AS GOURCUFF MOVES IN
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rennes president Rene Ruello informed local newspaper Ouest-France that former Lorient manager Gourcuff had agreed to join and will sign a five-year deal early next week.
"Christian will add a new technique, a new style," said Ruello. "But this is not a revolution, simply an evolution.
"I am happy he has accepted our offer and believe he can take this club forward."
Le Guen`s decision to leave the club has shocked and saddened many of the squad, with defender Dominique Arribage saying: "It's a true heartbreak for everyone. I felt a man hurt, attached to the club, a man who didn't want to leave but was forced to leave."
Arribage hinted that Gourcuff may have his work cut out to win over the squad, adding: "One thing is clear, it's not a resignation. The club want to work with Christian Gourcuff. Us, the players, have nothing to say."