Former J-League trainer Tatsuma Yoshida in line to lead Lions

Tatsuma Yoshida is believed to be meticulous in planning and also committed to youth development.
Tatsuma Yoshida is believed to be meticulous in planning and also committed to youth development.PHOTO: J-LEAGUE

Ex-Jurong FC midfielder and former J-League trainer heads race to be next national coach

The long-awaited search for a permanent national football coach is likely to end next month 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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Yoshida in line to lead Lions'. Print Edition | Subscribe