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At the height of 37 years, Steve Mandanda left Olympique de Marseille after 613 games played under the Olympian’s jacket. A big change for the France international who scored with Stade Rennais until 2024. A choice the OM legend wanted to justify.
It was just a thunderbolt that hit the transfer market. After 613 matches inOMAnd the Steve Mandanda In fact he left Marseille in order to deal with Renes Stadium. It must be said that since his 37-year peak, the French goalkeeper is still hoping to run into the next World Cup at the end of the year and stay in the tournament.OMHe knew his chances would be slim. And for good reason, FC Marseille has exercised the purchase option Paul Lopez for 12 m. And Marseille club did not invest such an amount to double. like last season, Paul Lopez It will be held regularly, which is the reason behind it Steve Mandanda He decides to leave and join Brittany where he will begin.
“It was a well-thought-out choice”
Furthermore, on the occasion of its official presentation, Steve Mandanda She did not fail to justify the choice. ” It was a well thought out choice. I had my first contacts at the end of the season. Then I saw the coach. I thought a lot about my situation in Marseille. There is a very ambitious project here. I had to be convinced that I still had that desire to perform, win and help the club. So I called them again to accept them to attend. I am very happy to be here. I’m related to OM, I’ve tested everything there. I am the player to thank for this club. I gave everything I could. It was not a simple decision. But after thinking hard about it, I was convinced it was time and the rest was at Stade Rennais. ‘, he confirms at a press conference.
– Stade Rennes (staderennais) 11 July 2022
After OM, Mandanda wants to get engaged to Rennes
Very ambitious despite his 37 years of age, Steve Mandanda intends to quickly participate in reindeer Where he committed himself until 2024.” From my experience, I look like an old man. Je veux mettre mon expérience au service du groupe, en étant moi-même et en étant performant sur le terrain (…) Le club aa énormément d’ambition, c’est très important (…) Ma famille va venir ici with me. Yes, there were other clubs ready to welcome me. But today I want to go ahead and do my best with Rennes. ‘, he adds.
Mandanda is convinced by Geneseo and Morris
Furthermore, Steve Mandanda did not hesitate for long and was quickly convinced by letters Bruno Genesioand coach and Florian Morris, Director of Sports at Rennes. ” Internally, I was actually chosen because I got along well with Flo and had a long and good discussion with the coach. I spent a lot of time in Marseille, I experienced a lot of situations. It was time for me to change and I had this desire to join Rin ‘, confirms the former doorman ofOM Who will therefore discover a completely new environment after playing 613 games for Marseille…