Manager Yoon Jong-hwan opened his mouth and publicly talked about his future for the first time when he got a question from El Golazo writer Hisashi Oda. The football newspaper’s website Blogola reported today.

The two Cerezo “legends,” Yoon Jong-hwan and Hiroaki Morishima, are playing roles on different sides of the club (quoted from Cerezo Osaka official Facebook page)

Most of Japanese main sports newspaper have reported that Yoon, whose contract with the club will expire at the end of the season, is very likely to leave the club and the club are looking for his replacement. Sports Hochi said Tokyo Verdy manager Miguel Angel Lotina was considered as one of the candidates.

Yoon firstly responded to the question by saying “maybe you should ask the club rather than me” in a joking manner, but then he answered: “There are no talks yet. Just said ‘after the season.’ I’m not sure what will happen in the future but as a professional, I’m going to do what I need to do and fight until the end.”

“As a Cerezo legend, I believe the most important is to not give up and fight hard until the end,” said Yoon who brought two titles for the team in the first year of the contract.