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Japan introduces Zaccheroni as new national coach

09-01-2010 10:12 BJT

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For Japanese media and fans, the wait is finally over, as Italian Alberto Zaccheroni has been introduced as the new national coach.

Zaccheroni has reportedly agreed a two-year contract worth 200 million yen, or 2.35 million dollars a year with a two-year option.
The 57-year-old was presented as the successor to Takeshi Okada, and is the sixth foreigner to coach Japan - but the first Italian.
Zaccheroni led AC Milan to a Serie A win in 1998-99, but coached a struggling Juventus last January till the end of the season.

Alberto Zaccheroni said, "I have 25 years experience with club teams. I have won Serie A, and I don't think there is any tougher league than Serie A. Now, after my long career, there is no greater challenge than to coach a national team. I had been receiving such requests but I chose Japan as I think this team still has so much potential. Yes, the Japan team has developed in the last 15 years. But I still think they can grow more."

Italian Alberto Zaccheroni has been introduced as the new national coach.
Italian Alberto Zaccheroni has been introduced as the new national 

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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