Kofu and Tatsuma Yoshida offer to Singapore national team coach … to compete with other clubs and national teams | Football Tribe Japan

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Ventforet Kofu of the Meiji Yasuda Seimei J2 League has offered an offer to Singapore national team coach Tatsuma Yoshida, but it seems that a battle with multiple clubs is inevitable. The Singaporean newspaper “The Straits Times” reported on the 27th.

Tatsuma Yoshida has served as a coach for the Kashiwa Reysol sub-organization and a director for the strengthening department of the top team, and has been in charge of the top team since the 2015 season. After that, he supervised Albirex Niigata and Ventforet Kofu, and was appointed as Singapore national team coach in June 2019.

The Singapore national team lost in the second qualifying round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar Tournament in Asia. However, when the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) highly praised the fact that they had seven points after five games, Tatsuma Yoshida signed a new contract with FAS in February this year until December 2022. I’m out.

In addition, at the Suzuki Cup (Southeast Asian Football Championship) that starts this month, he passed the group league where he lived with strong Thai players in 2nd place. Although he finished the semi-final 1st leg match against Indonesia 2-2 on the 22nd, he lost 2-4 at the end of the extra time due to the fact that he had 3 sent off in the 2nd leg on the 25th. I couldn’t advance the piece to the final.

On the other hand, Ventforet Kofu has been steadily accumulating points from the beginning of this season and developing a high-ranking battle. Although he won 1-0 in the J2 League Round 37 match against Renofa Yamaguchi on the 28th of last month, the possibility of promotion to J1 this season disappeared with the final round left because the 2nd place Kyoto Sanga drew, Ito on the 2nd of this month. Director Akira has announced that he will retire only this season.

In addition, Satoru Sakuma, President and CEO of Ventforet Kofu, said, “As a result of discussions between both parties about his career as a leader, it was decided that he would not renew his contract next season,” said the reason for his retirement through the club’s official website. Explain. Regarding his successor, he said, “We are planning to select people who can continue the style that has been going on for the past few years, and we will report again as soon as it is decided.”

According to the report of “The Straits Times”, Tatsuma Yoshida has received offers from multiple clubs including Ventforet Kofu, and he has been consulted by a national team in Asia to assume the position of commander. It is said that it has been received.

In addition, he commented in a media interview after the war in Indonesia, “I can’t say anything about the future now. I have to think (about my future), but nothing has been decided so far.” .. He suggested that he might retire from Singapore national team coach while leaving the contract period for one year.


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