Archive for August, 2010

31
Aug
10

Alberto Zaccheroni unveiled as new Japan coach

Today I attended the press conference unveiling Alberto Zaccheroni as the new coach of the Japan national team.

今日は日本代表新監督アルベルト・ザッケローニの記者会見に行きました。

The Italian’s target for next year’s Asian Cup and his impresions of the team he has inherited can be found here:

http://www.the-afc.com/en/afc-asian-cup-news/30199-zaccheroni-unveiled-as-japan-coach 

ザッケローニ監督のアジアン・カップの目標と日本代表の感想はこちらです:

http://www.the-afc.com/jp/afc-asian-cup-news/30199-zaccheroni-unveiled-as-japan-coach

27
Aug
10

Interview with Nishino Akira

Last week I interviewed Gamba Osaka coach Nishino Akira as part of the AFC’s Asian Coaches Year.

He spoke frankly about the underestimation of Asian coaches, his many successes and his thoughts on the next Japan coach, and you can read the full feature here:

English: http://www.the-afc.com/en/features-and-interviews/30160-nishino-roots-for-home-grown-coaches

日本語:http://www.the-afc.com/jp/features-and-interviews/30160-nishino-roots-for-home-grown-coaches

27
Aug
10

Endo looking ahead

In the second part of my interview with Yasuhito Endo he tells me what he’s looking forward to and who he sees as Japan’s biggest threat.

English: http://www.the-afc.com/en/component/content/article/30162-endo-expects-tough-saudi-challenge

日本語:http://www.the-afc.com/jp/afc-asian-cup-news/30162-endo-expects-tough-saudi-challenge

21
Aug
10

Endo hopes for foreign input

On Wednesday I sat down with Japan midfielder Yasuhito Endo at the Gamba Osaka training ground and we discussed Japan’s success at the recent World Cup and his thoughts on what is next for him, his club and the national team. 

水曜日はガンバ大阪練習所で遠藤保仁選手とインタビューをしました。ワールドカップや日本代表や遠藤選手の将来について話しました。 

Here he talks about his wishes regarding the next Japan coach.

http://www.the-afc.com/en/afc-asian-cup-news/30116-endo-support-for-foreign-coach

こちらは遠藤選手の次の日本代表監督についての意見です。

http://www.the-afc.com/jp/afc-asian-cup-news/30116-endo-support-for-foreign-coach

05
Aug
10

Interview with Kuwahara Takashi

Last week I interviewed former Jubilo Iwata head coach Kuwahara Takashi as part of the AFC’s Asian Coaches Year.

The article, in which he discusses Dunga and the future for Japanese coaches – amongst other things – can be found here: 

English: http://www.the-afc.com/en/component/content/article/29971-kuwahara-a-pioneer-for-japanese-coaches

日本語:http://www.the-afc.com/jp/component/content/article/29971-kuwahara-a-pioneer-for-japanese-coaches




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