SAITAMA (Kyodo) Omiya Ardija has hired South Korean Chang Woe Ryong to replace Yasuhiro Higuchi as manager for next season, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday.
The 49-year-old Chang has experience managing in the J. League after spells with Verdy Kawasaki (now Tokyo Verdy) and Consadole Sapporo. He was in charge at South Korean K-League club Incheon United this season.