Soccer / J. League

Kazama to take over at Grampus


Kawasaki Frontale manager Yahiro Kazama will coach relegated Nagoya Grampus next season, sources said Saturday.

The 55-year-old Kazama has steered Kawasaki into the J. League Championship playoff semifinal after the club finished second in the overall standings this season. He is stepping down at the end of the campaign.

Kazama took over at Frontale during the 2012 season.

Bosko Djurovski was appointed Grampus’ assistant coach in August and replaced Takafumi Ogura at the helm that month following a 17-game winless run.