Steffen Hofmann celebrates his debut as a rapid coach in the Bundesliga against Altach. With the krone.at live ticker you won’t miss a thing. It is currently 0: 0!
There is the live ticker here: The player idol mainly referred to what was on offer on the pitch. Some things will stay the same in the Rapid game. “There are sections that the boys are really good at, and we will keep them.” In between, however, you want to “not just wait for a moment of change, but also bring in a certain calmness more actively with the ball”. “When you have the ball, running is also easier.” The former playmaker promised increased attraction. “The goal always has to be that we stand in front of the hut at the end of the day and shoot the ball into the goal. With a certain emphasis. This is what we stand for. That’s Rapid, ”said Hofmann confidently. “I am convinced that we will play a really fine game tomorrow.” After Rapid pulled the ripcord from Dietmar Kühbauer the previous week, the long-time captain moved from the position of assistant coach of the second team to interim coach. Hofmann said three and a half years after retiring as an active player that he would once be in this position, he could never have imagined. “But I won’t be doing this for too long either. That is also agreed with home, otherwise I have to hand over the keys at home and say goodbye. As much as I love Rapid, it’s not worth it. ”Six games until the winter break He is preparing for six games that will wait until the winter break. He may also be replaced earlier. Sports director Zoran Barisic did not want to reveal much in the ongoing search for a coach. “The longlist is getting shorter and shorter.” For the time being, Hofmann (41), who manages the fortunes together with Kühbauer’s assistant trainer Thomas Hickersberger, is needed as a firefighter. Rapid is bobbing around in seventh place despite two home wins in a row in the league, with 21 goals scored and 23 conceded in 14 games. The number of viewers has also recently decreased significantly, which in the club’s interpretation was mainly due to the corona measures. The active fan scene at least now ends its protest against 2G and the mood is again just in the first game under once again tightened conditions (2G +) against Altach do. One last time for the time being, as became clear on Friday when the nationwide lockdown was declared on Monday. 13,000 tickets were sold the day before the game. Hofmann hoped for more. “Because it will be the last game this year where you can come to the stadium.” New PartnerWirtschafts Managing Director Christoph Peschek was initially able to introduce a new premium partner – an exchange in the cryptocurrency sector – until 2024. But then he had to comment on an “understandable” but “emotionally very, very painful” lockdown, which is again associated with financial losses for the club. Rapid brings about the fact that the Europa League hit on Thursday against West Ham without spectators according to Peschek around “sales of around one million”. Although the European Cup games have not been taken into account by the government’s support fund in the past, Peschek saw a number of good arguments for political aid, first and foremost in the short-term nature of the lockdown Change of coach “no other system at Rapid Vienna. Hickersberger has always played an important role, ”said Altachs trainer Damir Canadi. His assumption: “Players may get another chance that has not been used recently.” The former Rapid trainer might be right in part, because the Hütteldorfer have to do without four seasoned central defenders. As the most recent failure, Maximilian Hofmann is not available due to his status as a Corona contact person, and the new young father Koya Kitagawa is also missing. “None of this is a problem for us. We have enough good players, ”said Hofmann and praised the quality of the second team. Altach with a deficit that can be caughtAltach is tied with the duo LASK and WSG Tirol at the bottom of the table, the upper half of the table would be feasible with a kind of run with currently four points behind. However, there have recently been no signs of this. The Rheindörflers have only won once in the last nine rounds. “We have to be more consistent. That’s why we’re right where we are, ”said Canadi. Next Saturday the WSG Tirol will be visiting Altach, four days later Sturm Graz for the supplement, before going to Wolfsberg and Ried. Canadi knows: “Even if the tasks are difficult, we have to score points in order to get into the top six.” Bundesliga, 15th round: Saturday, November 20, Ried – Hartberg 5:00 p.m. Salzburg – Admira 5:00 p.m. Rapid – Altach 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 21st. Austria Klagenfurt – Austria Vienna 2.30 p.m. WSG Tirol – Wolfsberger AC 2.30 p.m. Storm Graz – LASK 5 p.m. Matchday: Saturday, November 27th Altach – WSG Tirol 5 p.m., Austria Klagenfurt – Salzburg 5 p.m. Admira – Wolfsberger AC Sunday, November 28, Austria Vienna – Sturm Graz 2.30 p.m. Hartberg – LASK 2.30 p.m. Ried – Rapid 5 p.m.