Hiroshi Mikitani told reporters today that he wanted to bring Senichi Hoshino back next season as manager of the team.
"This is my personal opinion, but I would like to ask him to take care of this team over the medium term," said Mikitani.
He added, "I am looking forward to how things work out from here. There are some things that need to be resolved at the team and franchise level, but I think things are improving."
Source: Sponichi 8/7/2012