Dimitar Dimitrov ‘Hero’ is Ludogorets new head coach, the club has announced.
Hero, who previously worked with Irtysh Pavlodar, will join Bulgarian six-time champions after Georgi Dermendzhiev’s departure.
Dimitrov is a well-known specialist, who started his career at Neftohimic in 1985 and spent 12 years in Burgas. Spent two years as Litex head coach over two spells in Lovech, between which Dimitrov was national team coach. Between 2000 and 2004 he managed Levski, Velbazhd Kyustendil, Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Naftex, respectively.
Hero’s first international club was Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, where he spent just a year. In 2005 he returned to Bulgaria to join Chernomorets Burgas, but in 2008 left for Russian’s Amkar Perm. He went back to Saudi Arabia in 2009 to coach Al-Qadisiya for a year and a half. In 2011 he joined Chernomorets Burgas again and stayed until 2014 when he left to join Kazakh’s Irtysh Pavlodar.