Date of birth: 4 January 1955
Playing career: PFC Slavia Sofia, PFC Yantra Gabrovo, PFC Spartak Plovdiv
Coaching career: PFC Spartak Plovdiv, OFC Sliven 2000, PFC Ludogorets Razgrad
• As a defender, Dermendzhiev won the Bulgarian Cup with Slavia Sofia in 1980. While with the Whites, he lined up alongside some of the country's greatest players such as Andrey Zhelyzkov and Chavdar Tsvetkov.
• Gained his first coaching experience in 1995/96 with Spartak Plovdiv, but could not keep the club in the top flight. Between 1999 and 2008, Dermendzhiev was assistant coach at PFC Litex Lovech, working under Ljupko Petrović, who led FK Crvena zvezda to victory in the 1991 European Champion Clubs' Cup final.
• Of Petrović, Dermendzhiev once said: "I have worked under many coaches, but Petrović was the most impressive. He is unique, his work methodical. He knows what he wants and how to do it."
• Took charge of Sliven for 2008/09, guiding the club to a 12th-place A PFG finish. Dermendzhiev arrived at Ludogorets in 2011, serving as assistant coach and then youth academy director before succeeding Stoicho Stoev on 1 August 2014.
• Dermendzhiev had been in charge for just 51 top-flight matches throughout his career prior to taking the top job at Ludogorets, who qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time after a remarkable penalty shoot-out victory against FC Steaua Bucureşti in the 2014/15 play-offs. Stepped down in May 2015 having won the league but returned that November, adding another domestic championship in 2015/16 and engineering a return to the UEFA Champions League group stage at the start of the following campaign.
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