Takahashi's current coach in Osaka, Utako Nagamitsu, accepted the skater's decision to work with Morozov. Nagamitsu will remain as primary coach, with Morozov working with them as an advisory coach.
"We both have changed since last time we trained together. We have to try and see if each of us can live up to the expectations of the other. This will give me a new challenge."
Skater and coach have not yet discussed in detail how much training time they will spend together, or where they'll be training. Recently, Morozov has trained his skaters in Hackensack, N.J., and has also made arrangements for ice time in Connecticut.
Takahashi's new competitive programs have not yet been finalized.
"I approached Lori Nichol," he said. "I was very much looking forward to working with her. But the circumstances have since changed."
When asked if Morozov would choreograph his 2012-13 programs, Takahashi demurred.
"Probably not this season," he said. "At this time, we have not decided who will choreograph my new programs."