Dimitar Dimitrov (football manager)

Dimitar Dimitrov ( Bulg Димитър Димитров; born June 9, 1959 in Burgas ) is a former Bulgarian football player and current coach.

As a young player at FC Chernomorets Burgas Dimitrov won the Bulgarian championship three times the U- 20th He was a student of the National Sports Academy. Even before his 25th birthday, he had to give up football career due to a knee injury.

His career as a football coach started at Neftochimik Burgas. In the meantime, he graduated from the training school in Cologne. After working as an assistant coach at Neftochimik under Ivan Wutow, he was appointed coach of the club from Burgas 1993. In 1997, Dimitrov joined the FK Litex Lovech won the 1998 and the Bulgarian football championship.

On September 13, 1998, he was introduced as the coach of the Bulgarian national football team. He remained at his post until the end of 1999. Thereafter, he led the team of Levski Sofia, Litex Lovech FK, Locomotive Plovdiv, Burgas PFC Naftex and Al -Nasr in Saudi Arabia. In 2005, he made ​​his comeback in Bulgaria. He took over on December 20, 2005 include Christo Stoichkov the management of the Bulgarian national team. He held the position of athletic manager. In April 2007, he was together with Stoichkov from the post. He then became coach of FC Chernomorets Burgas, with whom he won first place in the eastern Grupa B in the season 2006/ 07. In the 2007/ 08 and 08/ 09 season he led his team in the A Grupa, the highest Bulgarian league.

In late 2008, Dimitrov joined the Russian first- division side Amkar Perm. Successor in Burgas was Krassimir Balakov.

It was the end of 2009 coach of the Saudi club Al Qadisiya al - Khobar and since June 2011, he retrained his hometown club FC Chernomorets Burgas.

On October 13, 2011 Dimitrov announced in a press conference that he was ill on gastric cancer.