What’s next for Rapid? After the 0:1 in Hartberg, “Sky” made people aware and took notice. Zoran Barisic is on his way out of Hütteldorfer. The fact is: the Viennese are once again falling short of their demands and expectations. You have 18 points after 14 Bundesliga games. On the contrary, it means: Rapid will have to worry about getting into the Championship group.
The pay TV broadcaster immediately brought a successor into discussion with Rapid II trainer Stefan Kulovits. But the club commented on the rumors and initially denied them.
At the moment everything indicates that Zoran Barisic will be able to continue to act as Rapid coach (at least for the time being). Stefan Hoffmann also commented on the “Courier” speculations and supported Barisic. “No, there is no discussion on coaching at the moment. If we also performed poorly with the marks we earned, it would definitely be an issue. But we play the way Rapid wants us to: like a top 3 team. The only thing missing is the gate, this is where the dog is buried.”
Hoffman further emphasized: “Our declared path is clearly visible with many boys. We also announced that there will be shocks. At the same time, I emphasized that our demands are not being met at all by this table situation. The first general meeting of the new leadership will be held on Saturday. Hoffman believes there will be a lot of criticism here. But Hoffman knows: “I’m just as grumpy. But we have to manage the club to the best of our knowledge and belief, with the question being: what will help us for the future of Rapid? We accept this responsibility.”