Nagoya Grampus appointed former striker Takafumi Ogura as the club’s new manager on Tuesday.
The 42-year-old, who won a pair of Emperor’s Cups in 1995 and 1999, will serve roles as both first-team manager and the club’s general manager in 2016.
Club president Kazumasa Kume, who assumed the latter role during the 2015 season, will hand over his position to Ogura.
Previous manager Akira Nishino could only lead Grampus to an overall ninth-place finish this term – an improvement of only one place compared to last season.
The team’s indifferent form prompted the outfit to seek out replacements and announce in October they would be parting ways with Nishino.