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Football: Japan appoints Javier Aguirre as new manager

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Football: Japan appoints Javier Aguirre as new manager

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Javier Aguirre is to manage Japan’s national team, replacing outgoing Alberto Zaccheroni.

The former Mexico coach comes from La Liga side Espanyol, where he was in charge last season.

Japanese news agency Kyodo reported the 55-year-old will go to Japan in mid-August to formally sign the deal.

The financial terms and length of the contract have not yet been disclosed.