Stoycho Mladenov to coach CSKA Sofia for 3rd time

Former Bulgaria coach Stoycho Mladenov is returning to lead CSKA

Sofia for a third time.

The 54-year-old Mladenov coached CSKA to two league titles in

2003 and 2008, following a brief stint as Bulgaria coach in

2000-2001.

Mladenov replaces Dimitar Penev, who was appointed chairman of

the club.

CSKA has won the Bulgarian league 31 times and is third in the

standings this season, three points behind leader Ludogorets

Razgrad.

Mladenov has won four league titles and two national cups as a

CSKA player, played 59 matches for the national team and used to be

top scorer in the Bulgarian league.

He also has coached Bulgaria’s Litex Lovech and clubs in

Portugal, Greece, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.