Sadaharu Oh told reporters on Wednesday that he felt Hiromitsu Ochiai was a good candidate for WBC manager.
"[Ochiai] is not an active manager and he has the credentials." said Oh.
When asked about Softbank manager Koji Akiyama, he replied, "It is no surprise that [Akiyama's] name has been mentioned, but I think candidates should be people not actively involved in baseball."
Akiyama also provided his thoughts: "No, no. Even if they ask, I will turn it down. It is a job that would be difficult for active managers. It would be impossible."