Petar Hubchev takes Bulgaria job

Petar Hubchev is Bulgaria NT new head coach until the end of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The 52-year-old former defender was a key member of Bulgaria team that reached the 1994 World Cup finals in USA.

Hubchev has coached several Bulgarian top-flight clubs including Slavia Sofia, Botev Plovdiv and Beroe Stara Zagora, was Bulgaria’s assistant coach between 2003 and 2005.

Between 2009 and 2011 he was Chernomorets Pomorie head coach and led the team to the final of the Bulgarian Cup but lost the final 1-0 against Beroe.

In January 2012, Hubchev was appointed Director of Sport at Beroe and later that year he became head coach of Beroe. The very same season he won the Bulgarian Cup against Levski and the Super Cup against the champions Ludogorets. In the 2014/2015 season Hubchev led Beroe to finish second in the league, having beaten all capital teams – Levski, CSKA Sofia, Lokomotiv Sofia and Slavia Sofia and not conceding a single loss against these four on their home ground in Sofia. He was released from his duties in April 2016, following a 2-0 home loss against CSKA Sofia in a Bulgarian Cup match. The management of the team proclaimed him the best coach Beroe has ever had.

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