We have a final piece of transfer news to make public. In a deal concluded shortly before the close of the transfer window, goalkeeper Paul Gartler has joined Kapfenberger SV (4th place in the Sky Go first division) on loan.
The club has quickly moved to make an important personnel decision and install a new Sporting Director. In January 2017 the 51 year-old Swiss Fredy Bickel will fill the vacant position of Sporting Director at SK Rapid Vienna. The position has been vacant for the past weeks following the release of Andreas Müller.
On Wednesday Rapid visited bottom club Mattersburg desperate for a victory. It wasn't to be however, but on a freezing night Philipp Malicsek's goal ensured Canadi's side didn't return to the capital empty handed. Match report:
On a freezing night in Genk we went down to a slender one goal defeat against our Belgian opponents. In the evening's other match Bilbao defeated Sassuolo, meaning Rapid bow out of the Europa League ahead of the final round of matches.
On Sunday Rapid traveled to Salzburg to take on the reigning champions in Damir Canadi's first game in charge. After limited time on the training pitch, the new Rapid boss will have been pleased with the spirit on display. Match report: