Saturday, 4 July 2009

Hristov Stoichkov Bags Another Manager's Job

Stoichkov's shirt signed on the the day when h...

It getting to be that Bulgaria’s legend Hristov Stoichkov is becoming more useful as a golfing caddy than a football manager. For the simple reason that the amount of clubs he has managed is becoming legend as well. It was only a couple of months ago he was managing in Iran. He’s only 43 yet has yet to become successful in the capacity as manager, Part of the problem I feel is that he just isn’t allowed to spend much time at each club he manages. He has a fighting chance her though as the club is probably at its lowest point for years.

The 43-year-old former Bulgarian and Barcelona soccer star was this week named as the new head coach of five-times PSL champions, but recently ailing Sundowns.

And while there is no doubting the skill and scoring acumen of someone who caused havoc in one way or another in the midst of opposing defences alongside incomparable Brazilian striker Romario when both starred for Barcelona, Stoichkov’s credentials as a coach are distinctly more blurred.

He had little success during a three- year stint while coaching Bulgaria and failed to help his own nation gain a place in the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany in spite of their reasonably impressive array of players.

The most confident prediction to make, therefore, about billionaire president Patrice Motsepe’s latest obsession with names, irrespective of whether the individuals who had created them were either on the decline or might be viewed as square pegs trying to fit into round holes, is that the combustible Stoichkov cannot possibly do worse than predecessor Henri Michel.

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