MEIJI YASUDA J2 League side FC Gifu on Friday announced the departure of former manager Ruy Ramos, who took control of the squad in 2014, following a mutual agreement between the two sides.
“We thought this would be our year, but at the end of the 24th round we’re in 18th place,” said club president Hiroyuki Miyata.
“Heading into the second half of the campaign, we came to the decision the team needs a new coaching staff in order to mount a successful comeback.”
Top team coach Megumu Yoshida will take over as Gifu’s new manager. The 43-year-old former player previously managed Sagan Tosu for half of the 2014 season.
“I want to work hard to help improve our results both individually and as a team,” Yoshida said.
“With this new coaching staff we will set out to build a new FC Gifu, and I hoe we can count on the support of our fans.”