• Kyodo


Vegalta Sendai announced on Saturday that Susumu Watanabe will manage the club for another season in 2017.

Watanabe, who has been in charge of Sendai since April 2014, kept his team afloat in top-flight soccer as Vegalta finished 12th in the overall standings this season.

“I’m grateful to the club for giving me another chance,” Watanabe said in a statement. “I will continue to work harder than ever.”

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