TOKYO VERDY HIRES MANAGER OTOMO TANAHASHI ON A TWO-YEAR DEAL
Tokyo Verdy has confirmed appointing 35-year-old Otomo Tanahashi as the club's new manager. Tanahashi has expressed his joy to join his first-ever coaching job. The Tokyo Verdy Press Officer has announced Tanahashi's arrival and sparked mayhem on social networks, with many fans questioning the new manager's experience. Tanahashi is largely unknown, especially in Tokyo, having only been an amateur footballer during his playing career.
Tanahashi's welcome post, from Tokyo Verdy's twitter account.
Prior to his arrival to the Yumiuri's setup, Tanahashi was at one point a U18 coach for Japanese giants Kawasaki Frontale, until his departure in 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 crisis. He is known to favor a more European approach to his tactics, similar to Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona, or Bayern's Nagelsmann. Tanahashi has no proven track record as a manager, but the Tokyo Verdy fans are desperate for new blood, someone that would change the system of the club, and lead it towards a better future - Having not won a title since 1994.
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