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[10/6/2013] Chunichi Dragons: Ochiai and Tatsunami could be out as managerial candidates

by on Oct.06, 2013 @ 2:49 pm, under NPB

Sports Hochi is reporting that Hiromitsu Ochiai (59) and Kazuyoshi Tatsunami (44) may no longer be considered candidates to replace Morimichi Takagi as the next manager of the team and that the organization is scrambling to narrow down a third name.

According to the report, the team decided to move away from Ochiai because reaction from the parent company and various local organizations was not very positive once the news about him being a strong candidate went public.  With regards to Tatsunami, those close to the situation told reporters the organization might be saving him for the future -- Chunichi might be concerned about forcing him into the tough situation of rebuilding the team.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/6/2013