After retirement, in 1996, Takahata became a coach at Fujitsu (later Kawasaki Frontale). In April 2008, manager Takashi Sekizuka resigned for health reasons, Takahata managed the club. In 2009, Sekizuka came back to a manager, Takahata returned to a coach. In 2010, Takahata became a manager again as Sekizuka successor. He left the club end of 2013 season and he became a manager for J.League U-22 Selection.