According to Sponichi, the Swallows appear to be leaning towards promoting Araki Daisuke to manager in 2011.
Shigeru Takada's contract is set to expire at the end of the 2010 season. Now that Katsuya Nomura is no longer managing, Takada is the older manager in the NPB; he turns 65 in July.
Daisuke has been the Swallows' pitching coach since 2008. He also pitched for the Swallows between 1983 and 1994.