Masatada Ishii

Guangzhou Evergrande

Japan’s Kashima Antlers fire coach who riled Ronaldo

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s Kashima Antlers have sacked manager Masatada Ishii five months after he steered them to the Club World Cup final, officials said Wednesday.

The 50-year-old was dismissed after Kashima beat China’s Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1 in the last 16 of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, only to crash out of the competition on away goals.