Jan 29, 1969
|Age||53 years old|
In the Summer of 1998, there was a great deal of upheaval at Stade Rennais after Pinault bought out the club, and Le Guen took over as Manager. After the arrivals of Revault, Sommeil, Arribagé, Dogon, Cissé, Nonda and Bardon, the boss started looking for players to complete his squad in positions which did not have sufficient cover. And so it was that Le Guen chose a former team-mate from Brest Armorique, Ronan Salaün, to join him, signed from Toulouse, where he had spent four seasons, at the end of which he travelled to Rennes for a match which was crucial in the battle against the drop of the Red and Blacks (Rennes winning 1-0). He only played on the right side, both in midfield and defence, and was thus able to stand in for Bigné or Grégoire, and Brinquin or Rossi. The Quimper-born Salaün failed to make his mark, and only managed 10 appearances, of which a paltry two starts in France. At the end of the season, this great professional left Stade Rennais to join Nîmes in the Second Division.