Soccer / J. League Nov 15, 2016

Yoshida takes over as new Ventforet Kofu manager

Tatsuma Yoshida has been named Ventforet Kofu's new manager, the J-League first-division team said Tuesday. The 42-year-old Yoshida, who has had managed Kashiwa Reysol and Albirex Niigata, will replace Satoru Sakuma, who announced earlier this month his intention to focus on his role as general ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 3, 2016

Ventforet's Sakuma to relinquish coaching duties

Moments after his club defied relegation for a fourth consecutive season on Thursday, Ventforet Kofu manager Satoru Sakuma stated he will no longer serve as the J. League first-division club's manager. "Next season will be entrusted to a new coach," said the 53-year-old Sakuma, who ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 28, 2015

Sakuma not leaving Ventforet

Satoru Sakuma will remain the manager of Ventforet Kofu next season, the J. League first-division club announced Saturday. The 52-year-old took over in May from Yasuhiro Higuchi with Ventforet languishing at the bottom of the J. League table, eventually propelling the team to 13th in ...