Kenjiro Nomura met with team owner Hajime Matsuda on Friday to talk about the team and direction it should head in during the off-season (like the draft and foreign player acquisitions). The Hiroshima Carp was hampered by injuries this year and wasn't entirely lucky with their foreign player pickups.
Nomura was also told that he will be returning as manager for the 2011 season. Head coach / pitching coach Yutaka Ono will also return next season, but only as a pitching coach. In place of Ono as head coach, Hiroshima is thinking of adding a bench coach to provide strategic support. The Carp are also thinking about adding more coaches for extra support.