SAPPORO (Kyodo) Masaaki Yanagishita, who will step down as Jubilo Iwata coach at the end of the season, will be appointed as the new coach of Consadole Sapporo, the Sapporo club said Saturday.

Yanagishita will replace South Korean coach Chang Woe Ryong on a contract running from Feb. 1, 2004, to Jan. 31, 2006.

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