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Stoilov steps down as Bulgaria coach

Published: Wednesday 8 September 2010, 0.01CET
Stanimir Stoilov resigned as Bulgaria coach after a home defeat by Montenegro, conceding "our chances of advancing are disappearing" following a second successive loss.
Stoilov steps down as Bulgaria coach
Stanimir Stoilov has resigned as Bulgaria coach ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 8 September 2010, 0.01CET

Stoilov steps down as Bulgaria coach

Stanimir Stoilov resigned as Bulgaria coach after a home defeat by Montenegro, conceding "our chances of advancing are disappearing" following a second successive loss.

Stanimir Stoilov has resigned as Bulgaria coach following his side's 1-0 defeat by Montenegro at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on Tuesday.

The result followed Bulgaria's 4-0 reverse in England in their opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier and leaves them bottom of Group G after two matches. "This was my last game as coach of Bulgaria," Stoilov said. "We lost and our chances of progressing are disappearing. Losing to Montenegro was too much."

The 43-year-old took charge of the national team in January 2009 having previously held the position for two games as caretaker coach in June 2007. Bulgaria are next in action on 8 October when they take on Wales in Cardiff.

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