Former Sanfrecce boss Jan Jonsson takes over at S-Pulse

Soccer / J. League Dec 20, 2017

Former Sanfrecce boss Jan Jonsson takes over at S-Pulse

Swedish manager Jan Jonsson, who parted ways with Sanfrecce Hiroshima earlier this month, will take charge at Shimizu S-Pulse, the J. League first division side said Wednesday. The 57-year-old joined Sanfrecce in July as a replacement for Hajime Moriyasu and helped the club escape relegation. ...

S-Pulse part ways with manager Shinji Kobayashi

Soccer / J. League Dec 5, 2017

S-Pulse part ways with manager Shinji Kobayashi

Shimizu S-Pulse have terminated the contract of manager Shinji Kobayashi, the club announced on Tuesday, just days after it narrowly avoided relegation to the second division. Kobayashi got S-Pulse promoted to the top flight last season but the Shizuoka-based club struggled this year and finished ...

Soccer / J. League Aug 21, 2017

S-Pulse striker Chong ruled out for four weeks

Shimizu S-Pulse striker Chong Tese will be sidelined for four weeks with a leg injury, the J. League first-division side said on Monday. Chong underwent tests last Wednesday that revealed he has strained muscles in his left calf. The North Korean striker suffered the injury ...

Cerezo target J. League upset

Soccer / J. League Feb 23, 2017

Cerezo target J. League upset

by Andrew McKirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. YOKOHAMA F. MARINOS Last season: 10th Marinos fans had high expectations when the City Football Group that owns ...

Consadole, S-Pulse gain promotion to J1

Soccer / J. League Nov 20, 2016

Consadole, S-Pulse gain promotion to J1

Consadole Sapporo and Shimizu S-Pulse finished one-two in the J. League second division, clinching promotion back to the top flight on Sunday. Consadole's 0-0 home draw to Zweigen Kanazawa was enough to keep them on top of the table with 85 points from the 42 ...

Soccer May 26, 2016

Former Shimizu boss Ghotbi says future 'bright' for Thai soccer

Former Shimizu S-Pulse and Iran manager Afshin Ghotbi, named new coach of Buriram United on Tuesday, believes Thai soccer is on the rise and gaining on Asia's two premier leagues, the J. League and K-League. "Both K-League and J. League have a longer history of ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 25, 2015

Relegated S-Pulse to appoint Kobayashi as new boss

Relegated Shimizu S-Pulse said Wednesday they will appoint Tokushima Vortis manager Shinji Kobayashi as the club's new boss for next season. S-Pulse had been looking chiefly for a Japanese manager who has experience in both J1 and J2. The 55-year-old Kobayashi, who takes over from Kazuaki ...

Soccer / J. League Aug 1, 2015

S-Pulse's Oenoki poised to resign

Katsumi Oenoki has stepped down as manager of struggling J. League first-division club Shimizu S-Pulse, the team announced on Saturday. The 50-year-old Oenoki offered his resignation to take responsibility for the Shizuoka club's dreadful form this season. He is expected to be replaced by assistant ...

Okubo brace lifts Frontale past S-Pulse

Soccer / J. League Jul 25, 2015

Okubo brace lifts Frontale past S-Pulse

by Andrew McKirdy

Yoshito Okubo scored twice as Kawasaki Frontale came through a wild, swinging encounter with Shimizu S-Pulse with a 3-2 win on Saturday night. World Cup striker Okubo got Frontale off to a flying start at Todoroki Stadium with a goal in the 11th minute, before ...