November 25, 2009
Higuchi will leave from YOKOHAMA
YOKOHAMA FC announced the cancellation of contract with the coach, Yasuhiro HIGUCHI after this season. Higuchi became the coach from this season, and his missions were "Return to Division 1" and "Developing young player". However, YOKOHAMA FC decided the dismiss, because the result of this season was 16th position out of 18 teams in J2, and they found the differece in thinking of organaizetion of team for next season. HIGUCHI likely have the origanaized team mainly by young players, although Front office wants to keep the integrated one by veteran and young players. There are no word on who would replace him.