The Frenchman has La Real on the verge of Champions League qualification with two rounds of League action to go, but he has yet to put pen to paper on a new contract at Anoeta.
Whilst the club’s board and sporting director are seen as united in trying to agree terms with Montanier, and as a priority, Rennes have increasingly been linked with having made a counter-offer.
The Ligue 1 outfit were believed set for Montanier’s answer this weekend to a presumed three-year contract proposal - longer than the reputed one-to-two years Real had tabled and better paid - and reports in Spain and France today suggest that he has accepted.
Montanier is reported as having given his ‘yes’ to Rennes’ owner Francois-Henri Pinault after Real’s 2-1 win at Sevilla on Saturday night.
Pinault is head of multinational holding company PPR and has a net worth of €12bn.
Montanier’s assistant at Real Sociedad, Michel Torin, is expected to also make the move, having reportedly been set to quit the Basque Country club in the summer regardless, out of a desire to return home to France.
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