Instead of Ichiro Suzuki (50), Hideki Matsui (49), Kimiyasu Kudo (60), it seems to be organized by Yoshinobu Takahashi (48).
A Japanese media reported that 꽁머니사이트 Takahashi, a teammate of Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop (46) during his Yomiuri Giants days, has emerged as the next Japanese baseball team’s head coach. Takahashi, a former star of the Yomiuri franchise, directed Yomiuri for three years from 2016 to 2018.
Last month, there was a report that a former Softbank Hawks coach was appointed, but the strengthening committee, which is in the process of appointing a coach, strongly denied it.
Concerns began when head coach Hideki Kuriyama (62), who led Japan to the WBC (World Baseball Classic) victory in March, refused to serve consecutively. Immediately after winning the championship, Kuriyama announced that he would find another way instead of the national team. As he stepped down at the end of his term in May, the process of appointing a new commander began in earnest.
In addition to Ichiro and Matsui, who were active in the major leagues, former coaches Kudo, former coaches Takahashi, former Yakult Swallows coach Furuta Atsuya (58), and Hara Tatsunori Yomiuri coach were mentioned as successors.
First, Ichiro and Matsui were removed from the roster. Ichiro works as a special assistant and instructor for the owner of the Seattle Mariners, and Matsui also works as a front desk assistant for the New York Yankees team. Because of this, it is known that he expressed the meaning of difficulty when he percussed his intention. Both have no formal coaching experience.
Former manager Kudo, who led Softbank from 2015 to 2021, won the Japan Series five times in seven years. He was recognized for his ability as a leader. Some Japanese media reported that former manager Kudo was mentioned as a candidate for the commanding position of a pro team, including Softbank. Former coach Koo Do is a left-handed legend with a total of 224 wins.
Takahashi joined as the first pick in the 2018 draft and played only as a Yomiuri player for 18 years until 2015. Upon his retirement as a player after the end of the 2015 season, Tatsunori Hara took over the Yomiuri baton as head coach. He himself wanted to continue his playing career, but the Yomiuri club’s leadership decided to change the leadership.
The 41-year-old Takahashi, who suddenly rose to the command tower, was unsuccessful. From 2016 to 2018, when he led the team, Yomiuri failed to win. I placed 2nd, 4th and 3rd for 3 years. As coach Yomiuri, who aims to win the championship every year, the pressure must have been severe.
Athlete Takahashi participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics, but has no experience with the WBC team.
The national team coach is guaranteed a tenure until the WBC in 2026. Asia to be held at Tokyo Dome in November
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As major league players became the core power of the national team, the role of the command tower also changed. All-out efforts should also be made in the composition of players, which is directly related to team performance.
Coach Kuriyama led top-class major league players such as Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) and Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres) to participate in the national team.
Ohtani, who had a year ahead of free agency, was in a situation where participation in the tournament was a burden. Darvish, who is in his mid-30s, needed enough rest after playing until last year’s postseason. Nevertheless, a relationship through the Nippon Ham Fighters worked and he joined the national team.
Coach Kuriyama recruited Ohtani and helped him grow while he was in charge of Nippon Ham. Shortly after he took over the Nippon Ham’s helm, Darvish left for the major leagues, with whom he says they continued. may
Yoshida Masataka (30, Boston Red Sox), who was about to debut in the league, also came to the national team instead of preparing for the season at his team’s spring camp.
The Japanese national team underwent a generational change while selecting the WBC national team. We see a coach in his 40s who can communicate with young players as the right person.