This is the hottest question in domestic football: who will be the new coach at Rapid? On Wednesday the Hütteldorfers announced the departure of Zoran Barisic. Since then, several names have already been traded. Apparently the search had progressed so far that the first disclaimer had to be accepted. For example from René Maric. The former assistant coach to Marco Rose and Jesse Marsch has signed with Bayern and will be the new team leader for game development and game ideas.
The Marcus Shop was also one of the names traded in Vienna – Hütteldorf. But Hartberg trainer is not available for this post. Despite the rejections, Rapid still has a wide pool of candidates. We need a young, dynamic coach who follows a core playing philosophy. Rapid Sports director Markus Katzer has already announced that he wants to “think outside the box”. Now this route can go till Germany.
According to information from “Courier”, Enrico Masen is a possible candidate in Rapid. The East German, 39, knows Rapid Finance director Markus Knipping from his time as second-team coach at Borussia Dortmund. The offensive-minded coach, who also plays aggressively on the ball, was recently promoted as the head coach of Augsburg. But in October he was relieved of his duties there.
But other names from Germany are currently floating around the Rapide. Robert Clouse is another name that should be on Rapid’s list. The German (38) was a youth coach at RB Leipzig for years. He then became assistant coach and then head coach at 1. FC Nürnberg. However, they separated in October 2022. Since then, Klaus has been without a club. Glasner’s former assistant Ronald Brunmeyer Hütteldorfer is said to be on the shortlist.
Bo Svensson, who recently resigned from Mainz 05, would also be an interesting name. But this probably won’t be economical for the Rapid. Miron Music brings the “crown” into play. The Austrian (41) has made a name for himself with his strong work at Cercle Bruges in Belgium. He led the club to sixth place last season. His contract expires at the end of the season. However, Cirkel wants to extend the contract with Music. But according to media reports, he is not being considered as one of the closest candidates.