According to reports by Sponichi and Nikkan Sports, Hiromitsu Ochiai might be among the managerial candidates the Chunichi Dragons are considering. It seems there are some in the organization that believe he may be the best option to rebuild the team.
The Dragons' list is also said to include Kazuhiko Ushijima, Ken Macha, Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, and Kazuki Inoue.
UPDATE 10/1 @ 3:39pm -
According to Sports Hochi, the Dragons have narrowed it down to two candidates: the front office likes Tatsunami because he of his youth and popularity; the owner like Ochiai because of his experience.
Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2013