Cerezo Osaka on Monday announced that former midfielder Yoon Jong-hwan will become the club’s next manager, replacing Kiyoshi Okuma.
The 43-year-old, who played for Cerezo between 2000 and 2002, managed Sagan Tosu between 2011 and August 2014.
The former South Korea international has spent the last two years in charge of Ulsan Hyundai in that country’s K-League Classic.
“I’ve never forgotten my time at Cerezo Osaka and I’m incredibly happy to be able to return as manager,” Yoon said.
“I look forward to meeting my players and working together with them to produce even better results next season.”
Cerezo will participate in next year’s MEIJI YASUDA J1 League after Sunday’s win over Fagiano Okayama in the J1 League Promotion Playoff Final.