Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

Soccer / J. League May 28, 2017

Omiya part ways with Shibuya, promote Ito

Last-place Omiya Ardija fired manager Hiroki Shibuya and promoted assistant Akira Ito in his place, the J. League first-division side announced on Sunday. Shibuya is the second coaching casualty in J1 this season. Albirex Niigata replaced Fumitake Miura with Wagner Lopes earlier this month. On Saturday, ...

Soccer / J. League Oct 21, 2016

Ardija's Shibuya to stay in charge

Hiroki Shibuya will stay on as manager of Omiya Ardija next year after a solid first season back in the J. League top flight with the Squirrels, the club announced on Friday. The 49-year old steered the team to a fifth-place finish in the first ...

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

Soccer / J. League Mar 5, 2016

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

by Andrew McKirdy

J. League second-division champions Omiya Ardija made it two wins out of two in their return to the top flight with a 2-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday. Serbian striker Dragan Mrdja scored a quickfire early double to put Omiya, which opened the new ...