Stoichkov to Coach Russian Club Rostov

Sports | July 11, 2011, Monday // 09:19|  views

Hristo Stoichkov during the opening of a beach volleyball tournament in Bulgaria Friday. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov has been appointed as Russian squad Rostov's sporting director.

Stoichkov is expected to officially become the team's manager in 2012, Russian media have reported, as cited by the Bulgarian Topsport.

Currently, Bulgarian national team midfielder Chavdar Yankov is playing at Rostov.

Stoichkov is the most internationally renowned Bulgarian footbal player, a winner of the World Cup Golden Boot and the Golden Ball, both in 1994.

He played for Barcelona FC in 1990-1995 as part of Johan Cruyff's 'Dream Team'.

Stoichkov, who managed rather unsuccessfully Bulgaria between 2004 and 2007, last worked as a coach at the South African team Mamelodi Sundowns.

The former striker was recently appointed honorary Consul in Barcelona by Bulgarian Prime Minister and a friend of his, Boyko Borisov. Borisov recently denied allegations that he might endorse the famous forward for President.

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