Genesio Bruno GENESIO


Born Sep 1, 1966
Age 55 years old
2021 (Coach)
End of contract 2023
Besançon Besançon Coach
Lyon Lyon Assistant coach
Lyon Lyon Coach
Beijing Guoan Beijing Guoan Coach
Rennes Rennes Coach
Born in Lyon, Bruno Genesio began his playing career in 1983 with his hometown club, Olympique Lyonnais. His first two years were spent in the Youth Team, before turning professional in 1985. After starting in the Second Division, he gained promotion to the top flight with Lyon a couple of seasons later. Genesio, who played as a midfielder at Lyon would spend ten years at the club, with a brief interlude at Nice on loan in the 1993/1994 season. He made 171 appearances for the club and scored 12 goals over those ten seasons. In 1995, he quit his hometown to join Martigues, where he would finish his playing career. Having gained a great deal of professional experience and knowledge on the field, he decided to become a coach. Having coached the Youth Team, he landed the job as First-Team Manager at Villefranche sur Saône in the French Fourth Division (CFA) for his first real taste of management in the 1999/2000 season. His first season didn't exactly go to plan, and the second was even worse, leading to him losing his job and the relegation of his team. It wasn't until a few years later that Bruno Genesio finally landed his next role in management, in 2004 with Besançon. But there, it was much the same story, and with results not going his way, he was again released after just a couple of months in the rôle. In 2005, he returned to his hometown, and joined the coaching staff at Lyon as a supervisor. In the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 season, he took over the Reserve Team at Lyon. In 2011, Rémy Garde, First Team boss at the time, gave him the job of Assistant Manager, a rôle which he would keep for four seasons, the last of which was under Hubert Fournier. On 24th December 2015, when Fournier was sacked, Bruno Genesio was given the top job of First Team Manager. His first match in Ligue 1 was a 4-1 victory over Troyes, the first match ever played at the new Parc OL Stadium. He would stay in this job for four seasons, with some notable scalps in terms of results. Under Genesio, Lyon ; 2nd once, 3rd twice and 4th once, even qualifying for the Europa League Quarter Finals in the 2016/2017 season. In the Summer of 2019, he left Lyon to try his luck in China, where he managed the club Beijing Guan to try and help them win the league title. When he arrived, they were fourth in the league, but with Genesio, the team finished the season as runners-up, just missing out on the title. After a 2020/2021 season which ended with a Semi-Final in the Chinese Super League despite a complex sanitary situation, he left Beijing Guan in January 2021. If Genesio is yet to achieve his first title as a Manager, he has a accumulated a number of good references on the way, and was named First Team Manager at Stade Rennais on 4th March 2021, following the sudden resignation of Julien Stéphan three days earlier, 1st March 2021.