Thursday July 24th, 2014

The Japanese national team has named former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre as its manager, Sudipto Ganguly of Reuters reports.

Japan's previous manager, Alberto Zaccheroni, coached the Japanese national team for four years, but resigned after his team finished at the bottom of Group C in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Aguirre coached Mexico at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and was in charge of RCD Espanyol last season. The 55-year-old has also coached Atletico Madrid, Osasuna and Real Zaragoza in Spain.​

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MORE: Transfer Tracker: The major moves across Europe

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