February 7, 2020 / 5:23 PM / 22 days ago

Rennes president Letang leaves club - statement

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Arsenal v Stade Rennes - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - March 14, 2019 Stade Rennes managing director Olivier Letang applauds fans after the match REUTERS/David Klein

PARIS (Reuters) - President Olivier Letang is leaving Stade Rennais with immediate effect, the Ligue 1 club said without elaborating on Friday.

“Francois-Henri Pinault, owner of Stade Rennais since 1998, thanks Olivier Letang for his commitment and his contribution to the club’s trajectory since 2017,” Rennes said in a statement.

In the club’s statement, Letang was quoted as saying he was leaving “reluctantly”.

Board president Jacques Delanoe has been appointed on an interim basis.

Under Letang, Rennes won the French Cup last year, their first trophy in 48 years.

The Brittany side are third in the Ligue 1 standings.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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