Dreossi denies that he has quit Rennes

December 17, 2007

PARIS, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Pierre Dreossi dismissed reports he had resigned as coach of Ligue 1 strugglers Stade Rennes on Monday.

'I have not stepped down,' Dreossi was quoted as saying on the club's website.

Dreossi is the club's coach and general manager. A club source said on Sunday that he would quit coaching but remain at the club as manager.

That might still happen after a meeting between Dreossi, club chairman Frederic de Saint-Sernin and the main shareholders scheduled for later on Monday.

Dreossi was appointed Rennes manager and coach when Laszlo Boloni left the club in 2005.

Rennes are 13th in Ligue 1 following six consecutive defeats.