After installing Head Coach Damir Canadi the Club reached another important personnel decision at the start of December: Fredy Bickel - with all his experience in mutual-faceted leadership roles in football – took over the role of Sporting Director. Interview:
SK Rapid Vienna have touched back down in the Austrian capital: after having spent a week in their Spanish training camp, the players and staff are ready for the Bundesliga restart which kicks off with the Vienna derby.
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: