Straight on the heels of the clinching of J1 promotion comes the news of a shakeup in Casa De Verdy. Up goes Rui Ramos who will have the title of Executive Director. It's not clear if this was the original agreement when he took over two years ago or if this was mutually agreed to after his contract expired.
Out goes Satoshi Tsunami to take over the reigns from the hapless Julio Leal at Yokohama FC
The new man in charge is Tetsuji Hashiratani, who last headed up a squad in 2002 for Consadole Sapporo. After 5 years of being a head coach for Urawa and Verdy, Hashiratani gets the chance to lead a new era of j1 play for Verdy.