|Born||Aug 12, 1953|
|Age||70 years old|
On Wednesday 20th January 2016, Rolland Courbis took over from Philippe Montanier as Manager of Stade Rennais, who had been sacked the night before after a humiliating defeat at Roazhon Park in the French Cup at the hands of Bourg-en-Bresse. On Tuesday 12th January, he had arrived at the club as an Advisor to the President. The former Montpellier manager’s rise to power didn’t take long. Despite some early promise at the onset of Spring with the inspired rising starlet Ousmane Dembelé and the successes at home against Nantes (4-1) and away at Marseille (2-5), the season finished badly, and his short-lived adventure as Manager of the team was to come to and end there and then. He was replaced by Christian Gourcuff.