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Friday, June 23, 2006

Adilson named Iwata manager

Jubilo Iwata said Thursday they have named former defender Adilson as manager, following the resignation of Masakuni Yamamoto, who took responsibility for his side's lackluster performance this season.

The 38-year-old Adilson, who played for Jubilo in 1997-99 and had coached Figueirense in his home country of Brazil since 2005, will try to lift the three-time overall J. League champions, currently in 11th place in the 18-team table on 16 points from 11 matches.

Adilson will come to Japan shortly to sign a formal contract, Jubilo said.

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