Bulgaria names former midfielder Balakov as coach

Bulgaria has appointed former international midfielder Krasimir Balakov as coach, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) said in Sofia on Tuesday.

Former Sporting Lisbon and VfB Stuttgart playmaker Balakov, a key member of the Bulgaria team who reached the 1994 World Cup semi-finals, signed a contract until November 2021.

“He is one of the greatest footballers of our time,” BFU president and…


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