The Asian Game’s Scott McIntyre joined Box2Box earlier this week and outlined Vissell Kobe’s homegrown J-League title success. Kobe won the J League without any foreign players, becoming champions with domestic players only.

“They had a full Japanese 11, its unusual not only for a title winning side but unusual for almost any club across all the J-leagues”.

2nd placed Yokohama F Marinos announced that Australian coach Kevin Muscat was leaving the club. Muscat leaves Marinos with a championship and enshrined the Australian heritage at the club, making way potentially for another Australian manager in the future. It has been reported that Muscat has received several offers around Asia while Europe is also in the mix.

“People think the J-League is swimming in money, it’s certainly not compared to some of the other leagues in Asia. If he was to go to two or three other leagues in Asia, his salary would see an increase from what it is now.

Muscat has left an impact on Japanese football and played a style of football at Marinos which has become synonymous at the club through the Australian connection.

With Harry Kewell’s managerial career ascending, the Australian links with Marinos see him as a leading candidate to replace Kevin Muscat.

“It was a case of Ange (Postecoglou) handpicking his successor so it would be in the Marinos best interest to listen closely to whoever Muscat will endorse for the job. It has worked for them previously so if Harry is a name Muscat endorses it will come with good reason and will be treated very seriously from the club’s perspective”.

With a sphere of Australian coaches in Asia, the continuation of the Australian influence at Marinos will further develop a club in which fans can support in Asia.