Soccer: Urawa appoint Tokushima boss Rodriguez as new manager

J-League first-division side Urawa Reds appointed Ricardo Rodriguez as their new manager on Tuesday, two days after he guided Tokushima Vortis to their maiden second-division title ensuring a return to the top flight. The 46-year-old Spaniard, who has managed Tokushima since 2017, will replace outgoing manager Tsuyoshi Otsuki after Urawa finished the season in 10th with 13 wins, seven draws and 14 losses. “I’m happy to be able to work at this great club,” Rodriguez said through Urawa. “We’ll aim to play aggressive attacking soccer and fight vigorously in defense too. We’ll give our all to amas…

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