Selector of Japan Alberto Zaccheroni (61) resigned after his team did not qualify for the knockout phase of the World Cup
Japan was knocked out in the group with Colombia, Ivory Coast and Greece. Samurai were only point won in a duel with the Greeks (0-0).
Italian expert who succeeded Takeshi Okada 2010. Initially said he would wait for the return to Japan before making a decision about the future, but apparently changed his mind in the meantime.
The greatest success with Japan Zaccheroni has achieved 2011. Winning the AFC Asian Cup 1-0 victory in the final against Australia.