Penev resigns as CSKA Sofia coach

BY foxsports • November 6, 2009

Lyuboslav Penev has resigned as coach of CSKA Sofia after a disagreement with club owners.

Penev had suspended nine players who had been spotted at nightclubs in violation of team disciplinary rules. But the club's owners overruled his decision and ordered them back to the squad ahead for Thursday's Europa League game at FC Basel.

Penev announced his decision in a letter to owners Dimitar Borisov and Ivo Ivanov. The letter was published Friday by Bulgaria's state news agency, BTA.

CSKA lost its last four games, including twice against FC Basel.