Soccer: Former Japan midfielder Miura named manager of Vissel Kobe

Former Japan midfielder Atsuhiro Miura has been named Vissel Kobe’s new manager, the J-League first-division club said Thursday.The 46-year-old Miura, who has been overseeing Vissel’s training and development as their sports director since 2018, fills the vacancy left by Thorsten Fink, who stepped down earlier this week to spend more time with his family.Miura will take the reins at Vissel starting with Thursday’s practice and oversee his first match on Saturday when the club hosts Consadole Sapporo at Noevir Stadium.”As our sports director since 2018, (Miura) knows the characteristics of the …

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