View from Asia

Japan's infatuation with Wenger

February 22, 2013
By John Duerden
"No one trusted Wenger at first. They all said 'Here comes another foreigner.'" Those were the words of Tetsuo Nakanishi, a defender at Nagoya Grampus in Japan as a little-known Frenchman arrived to take control of the team back in 1995.

It was not the first time that Arsene Wenger had to overcome a certain level of scepticism and it was not the first time that he did so with flying colours to revolutionise not only the fortunes of a club, but help change the way of thinking in an entire ...

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