Coach Antonetti to leave Stade Rennes at end of season

PARIS (Reuters) - Stade Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti will leave the Ligue 1 club at the end of a disappointing season.

Rennes are 10th in Ligue 1, after reaching as high as fourth in January, and have little to play for in their remaining six league games.

An eight-match winless streak dashed any hopes of playing in European competition next season.

"After four nice years, my adventure with Stade Rennes will end. I have decided to leave the club, partly because of this difficult season ending," Antonetti was quoted as saying on the club's website (

The club made it clear that Antonetti's departure would be effective at the end of the season.

Under Antonetti, Rennes reached sixth place in Ligue 1 in 2011 and 2012. The club have not said who would replace the 51-year-old as coach.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Peter Rutherford)