Blue Samurai boss

Zaccheroni named new Japan coach

August 30, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Former Juventus boss Alberto Zaccheroni has been named as Japan's new coach, replacing the departed Takeshi Okada.

Zaccheroni, 57, will become the Blue Samurai's sixth foreign manager and is the first Italian to take the job. He will be officially unveiled by the Japanese Football Association (JFA) in a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The hugely experienced boss is expected to attend Japan's training sessions from Thursday onwards but will not be in charge ...

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