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18.04.04

Appointment of Training Director Tsuyoshi Otsuki to the position of Temporary Team Manager  

Following the termination of the contract of Team Manager Takafumi Hori, the current Training Director Tsuyoshi Otsuki has been appointed to the position of top team manager on an interim basis. Youth Coach Yusaku Ueno has also been appointed to the top team coach position alongside him.

Name: Tsuyoshi Otuski
Date of Birth: 1st December 1972 (45-year old)
Home Town: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Playing History: Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Daini High School, the University of Tsukuba, Sony Sendai FC

Coaching History
1995-1998: Team Manager, Soccer Club, Miyagi Prefectural Tomiya High School
1998-1999: Coach, University of Tsukuba
2000-2002: Coach, FC Mito HollyHock
2003: Coach, Omiya Ardija
2004-2005: Staff, Urawa Red Diamonds Strengthening Office
2006-2010: Coach, Urawa Red Diamonds
2011: Head Coach, Vegalta Sendai
2012: Staff, Urawa Red Diamonds Strengthening Office
2013: Training Director and Youth Team Manager

Profile
From Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. After having played for the University of Tsukuba and Sony Sendai FC, Otsuki started coaching and worked as a staff member of Urawa Reds Strengthening Office from 2004. He became an Urawa Reds coach in 2006 and led the team to win its first J. League title as well as AFC Champions League title. In 2011, Otsuki assumed the position of Vegalta Sendai’s head coach and the team won the fourth place in the J. League standings that year. He returned to Urawa Reds in 2012 and became Urawa Reds’ Training Director and Youth Team Manager. Under his leadership, Urawa Reds’ youth team won the J. League Youth Cup and was promoted to the Premier League.


Name: Yusaku Ueno
Date of Birth: 1st November 1973 (44-year old)
Home Town: Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture

Playing History:
Tochigi Prefectural Moka High School, the University of Tsukuba, Avispa Fukuoka, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Kyoto Purple Sanga, Albirex Niigata, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Tochigi SC

Match History
J1 League: played in 223 matches and scored 27 goals
J2 League: played in 83 matches and scored 23 goals
League Cup: played in 45 matches and scored 4 goals
Emperor’s Cup: played in 23 matches and scored 5 goals

Coaching History
2010-2012: Top Team Coach, Tochigi SC
2013: Academy Director and Youth Team Manager, Tochigi SC
2014: Youth Team Manager, Tochigi SC
February 2015: Head Coach, Tochigi SC
October 2015: Youth Coach, Urawa Reds

Appointment of Training Director Tsuyoshi Otsuki to the position of Temporary Team Manager