Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura named manager of Vissel

Soccer / J. League Sep 24, 2020

Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura named manager of Vissel

Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura has been named Vissel Kobe's new manager, the J. League first-division club said Thursday. The 46-year-old Miura, who has been overseeing Vissel's training and development as their sports director since 2018, fills the vacancy left by Thorsten Fink, who stepped ...

Vissel manager Thorsten Fink resigns at season's midway point

J. League Sep 22, 2020

Vissel manager Thorsten Fink resigns at season's midway point

Vissel Kobe on Tuesday announced the resignation of manager Thorsten Fink, who has opted to return to his family in Germany. The 52-year-old arrived at Noevir Stadium midway through the tumultuous 2019 season, helping to steady the club on the way toward its historic first-ever ...

Andres Iniesta guides Vissel Kobe past FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Jun 15, 2019

Andres Iniesta guides Vissel Kobe past FC Tokyo

by Dan Orlowitz

After four no-shows at high-capacity stadiums in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area and just one Kanto appearance last October in Kawasaki, Andres Iniesta finally stood on a pitch in the capital in front of over 38,000 fans. Even Saturday's persistent rain stopped to take in ...