Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta says the appointment of Atsuhiro Miura as the new coach of Vissel Kobe is "positive" for the Japanese club.
Miura, who was previously the club's director of football, takes over at Vissel Kobe following the resignation of German coach Thorsten Fink.
"It's very positive," Iniesta said. "It's the first time he's been a coach but based on talks with him, he has a good vision of how the game should be played and shares the club's aspirations for playing possession-based attacking football."
Even though Iniesta says a change of coach "is never easy" for the players or the club, he feels it was "the best option for the club after a run of poor results."
Fink left the club 12th in J-League after 19 games and a run of seven matches without winning.