SHIZUOKA – Shimizu S-Pulse on Monday named Brazilian Antonio as new manager of the J. League first-division club for next season.
Antonio, 64, will be managing in Japan’s top flight for the second time after a spell in charge of Kashiwa Reysol from 1995, while Nobuhiro Ishizaki, who narrowly missed out on promotion as manager of second-division Kawasaki Frontale this season, was appointed head coach.
Shimizu fired manager Takeshi Oki at the end of the season.
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