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Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

Soccer / J. League Apr 8, 2018

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

Undefeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima added three more points Sunday after digging in to beat Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 in the J. League. A lackluster first half from Kashiwa and key saves by Sanfrecce goalkeeper Takuto Hayashi earned the first division leaders their fifth win in six matches. After ...

Sanfrecce hand reins to veteran coach Hiroshi Jofuku

Soccer / J. League Dec 7, 2017

Sanfrecce hand reins to veteran coach Hiroshi Jofuku

Sanfrecce Hiroshima have named former FC Tokyo coach Hiroshi Jofuku as successor to Swedish manager Jan Jonsson, the team announced on Thursday. After he was fired for a second time by FC Tokyo midway through the 2016 season, the 56-year-old Jofuku represented the Japan Football ...

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

Soccer / J. League Jul 26, 2016

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

FC Tokyo has promoted coach Yoshiyuki Shinoda to the top spot to replace fired manager Hiroshi Jofuku, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. Shinoda managed Avispa Fukuoka from 2008 to 2011 before signing on to coach with FC Tokyo. During Avispa's time in the ...

FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

Soccer / J. League Jul 24, 2016

FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

FC Tokyo will sack manager Hiroshi Jofuku for the second time with the 55-year-old struggling in his first year back at the club, the J. League first-division side announced Sunday. Jofuku coached the side from 2008 and won the Nabisco Cup in 2009 before he ...