The Nikkan Sports paper claimed in back-to-back front pages on Aug. 11-12 that former Chunichi Dragons and Hanshin Tigers manager Senichi Hoshino has been offered the job to head the Yomiuri Giants in 2006.

However, the majority of media people covering games at Tokyo Dome say it will be someone other than Hoshino who will be introduced as the new Kyojin skipper after the current season ends.

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