• Kyodo


JEF United Ichihara manager Ivica Osim will continue to coach the J. League first-division side this year, club officials said Friday.

Ichihara said its official club name has been changed to JEF United Ichihara-Chiba after its decision to broaden its “hometown” area to include neighboring Chiba City and nearby municipalities in an attempt to boost its popularity and fan base.

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