Alberto Zaccheroni wants to create his own version of
samurai-style football when he takes over as coach of Japan.
The former Juventus and AC Milan coach was introduced to the
Japanese media on Tuesday, a day after the Japan Football
Association hired Zaccheroni as the first Italian and the sixth
foreigner to guide the national team.
”By the time this adventure is over, I want to create a lot of
great memories and to show the fans Zaccheroni football, Zaccheroni
samurai,” the 57-year-old Italian told a news conference.
Zaccheroni takes over from Takeshi Okada, who quit after taking
the Japan team, known locally as the ”Blue Samurai,” to the
second round of the World Cup.