Roasso Kumamoto on Monday announced the resignation of manager Hiroyuki Kiyokawa after unsatisfactory results thus far in the 2017 MEIJI YASUDA J2 League campaign.
Kiyokawa, who oversaw only four wins mingled with 11 defeats in 2017, will be replaced by club chairman Tomoyoshi Ikeya, who previously managed the club from 2005 through 2008 as well as the latter half of the 2013 season.
“We worked hard to accomplish the club’s goal of promotion to the J1, but we were not able to meet those expectations,” Kiyokawa commented.
“Additionally, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the support from around the country we received following last year’s Kumamoto Earthquake.”
Roasso are currently in 19th place with 15 points, just two above the relegation zone.