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Australian coach Cklamovski leaves J-League's Shimizu

(Reuters) - J-League strugglers Shimizu S-Pulse have parted ways with Australian head coach Peter Cklamovski, the club announced on Sunday.

Shimizu are 17th in the 18-team standings in Japanese soccer’s top flight with nine games remaining in the pandemic-interrupted season.

Cklamovski joined the club at the start of the year after working last season as an assistant to Ange Postecoglou in Yokohama F Marinos’ title-winning campaign.

The 41-year-old has been replaced by former Shimizu defender Hiroaki Hiraoka.

Shimizu are not in danger of relegation after J-League officials decided earlier in the year to scrap demotion from the top flight this season due to the impact of COVID-19.

Reporting by Michael Church, Editing by William Mallard