07.06.2016 18:06 h

Rapid Vienna name Bueskens new manager

Top-flight Austrian club Rapid Vienna named on Tuesday former Schalke 04 coach Mike Bueskens as its new manager after parting company with Zoran Barisic.

"It is an honour for me that I will shortly be allowed to be active at such a renowned and legendary club as SK Rapid Vienna," Bueskens, 48, said.

The German played for many years for Schalke and later became their manager before joining Fortuna Duesseldorf and then Greuther Fuerth.

Rapid announced Barisic's surprise departure late on Monday. The club finished the season in second place behind Red Bull Salzburg but ahead of third-placed local rivals Austria Vienna.