Soccer: Outgoing Cerezo boss Lotina to take over S-Pulse

Spaniard Miguel Angel Lotina, who is stepping down as Cerezo Osaka manager at season’s end, will manage J-League first-division rival Shimizu S-Pulse next season, a source with knowledge of the matter said Saturday. Shimizu released Australian manager Peter Cklamovski on Nov. 1 after just three wins from his 25 J1 games in charge. The club finished the season under manager Hiroaki Hiraoka 16th in the 18-team J1, with seven wins, seven draws and 20 losses. Lotina, who managed J2 Tokyo Verdy in 2017 and 2018, leaves Osaka after steering Cerezo to a fifth-place finish last year and a fourth this …

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