Upon finishing the 2013 season  

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Urawa Reds fans and supporters for their passionate support again for the team during this season.
The 2013 season was the second season under the leadership of Team Manager Michael Petrović. Urawa Reds progressed further upon what they have achieved and came very close to winning the title of the J. League and the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup this year. For this reason, I am very regretful and sorry for the result. As you witnessed towards the end of the season, Urawa Reds is still in the process of development and has challenges to overcome. I think it is necessary for the team to devote itself to work further.
As for the club, we will continue to work towards achieving the three pillars of becoming a strong and fascinating team, being the pride of the region as well as running a self-sustaining and stable business in the next season and beyond.
Urawa Reds team will continue to make efforts to progress further under the leadership of Team Manager Michael Petrović. We would like to ask for your ongoing support so that we can fight together. Thank you again for the dedicated support during this season.

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President Mitsuo Hashimoto

Upon finishing the 2013 season