Russian Gadzhi Gadzhiyev has resigned from the post of chief coach of Japanese Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the middle of the J-League season.
Ex-assistant to the chief coach Takahiro Kimura replaced the retired 56-year old Russian.
Gadzhi Gadzhiyev came in last year's December to replace another Russian coach, Valery Nepomnyaschy.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima is currently occupying the last but three line of the national tournament, scoring only seven points after eight games.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969