JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

Feb 3, 2015

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

Javier Aguirre was fired as Japan’s national team manager on Tuesday after a match-fixing case naming him as a defendant was accepted by a Spanish court. The Japan Football Association dismissed Aguirre, who had only been in the job since August, after judging that ...

Nishikawa motivated by past failures

Jan 31, 2015

Nishikawa motivated by past failures

Urawa Reds and Japan goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa has urged his teammates to seize the moment over the year ahead after suffering disappointment for both club and country in the last two months. Nishikawa was outstanding as Urawa led the J. League for the majority ...

New Marinos manager Mombaerts ready to get ball rolling

Jan 24, 2015

New Marinos manager Mombaerts ready to get ball rolling

New Yokohama F. Marinos manager Erick Mombaerts says his players have exceeded expectations after one week on the job, and is determined to make a swift start to the 2015 J. League season. Frenchman Mombaerts started work in Yokohama this week after City Football ...

Houllier challenges Japan to raise game

Jan 12, 2015

Houllier challenges Japan to raise game

Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier has urged Japan to cast aside its inferiority complex and close the gap on the world’s leading soccer nations. Houllier was the head of FIFA’s Technical Study Group at the World Cup in Brazil last summer, where ...

Houllier challenges Japan to take next step

Jan 12, 2015

Houllier challenges Japan to take next step

Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier has urged Japan to cast aside its inferiority complex and close the gap on the world’s leading soccer nations. Houllier was the head of FIFA’s Technical Study Group at the World Cup in Brazil last summer, where ...