Football: Former J-League trainer Tatsuma Yoshida leads race to be next Singapore national football coach

   Born in Chiba prefecture, Tatsuma Yoshida was a central midfielder and started his playing career with hometown club Kashiwa Reysol before turning out for Kyoto Sanga and Montedio Yamagata.
Born in Chiba prefecture, Tatsuma Yoshida was a central midfielder and started his playing career with hometown club Kashiwa Reysol before turning out for Kyoto Sanga and Montedio Yamagata.PHOTO: J.LEAGUE

SINGAPORE - The long-awaited search for a permanent national football coach is likely to end in March and The Straits Times understands that the current front runner for the hot seat is former J-League coach Tatsuma Yoshida.

Sources say that the 44-year-old, who was recommended to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) by the Japan Football Association, was interviewed by FAS via Skype last Thursday (Feb 21).

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