On paper, Sabri Lamouchi was spoiled during the last summer transfer window. With rookies such as Hatem Ben Arfa, Mbaye Niang, Clement Grenier, Romain Del Castillo and Jordan Siebatcheu, the coach of the Rouge et Noir had enough to build a sexy team. In the end, despite some furtive flashes, the Breton club can not start its season. Since the start of the current exercise, Rennes has indeed only four victories in fourteen games, all competitions combined.
Fourteenth in the L1 rankings and third in his Europa League group, the SRFC does not have a satisfactory record. The last two consecutive defeats at home against Kiev and Reims have also confirmed the difficulties of the Breton team. And unsurprisingly, Lamouchi, whose popularity rating with Rennes fans remains good, is beginning to be singled out according to the edition of the day of The Team.
The shadow of Rémi Garde hovers over Lamouchi
It must be said that between the friability of defense (15th less good L1) and a deficient offensive sector, Lamouchi has not yet found the right formula. The performance of his attackers is also highlighted as the best scorer in the league in Rennes is called Ismaïla Sarr and he has only three small goals. Niang (1 realization) and Siebatcheu (0), supposed to be the finishers, are in harbor. All this without speaking of the Ben Arfa case that Lamouchi still can not exploit at best.
Faced with this finding, The Team indicates that if the red-and-black coach fails to turn things around, things could go wrong for him. Especially since President Olivier Létang already has a short list of potential successors. A list at the top of which would appear the name of the former coach of Olympique Lyonnais, Rémi Garde. Eliminated from the playoffs race in Major League Soccer with the Montreal Impact, Garde could free himself from his contract linking him to the Canadian team. Lamouchi is warned.