Georgi Dermendzhiev

Bulgarian footballer and manager
Georgi Dermendzhiev
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Personal information
Full name Georgi Nikolov Dermendzhiev
Date of birth (1955-01-04) 4 January 1955 (age 68)
Place of birth Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1981 Slavia Sofia 66 (0)
1981–1988 Yantra Gabrovo 153 (5)
1988–1990 Spartak Plovdiv ? (?)
Total 219 (5)
Managerial career
1998–1999 Spartak Plovdiv
1999–2008 Litex Lovech (assistant)
2008 Botev Plovdiv (assistant)
2008–2009 Sliven (assistant)
2010–2011 Sliven
2011–2014 Ludogorets Razgrad (assistant)
2014–2015 Ludogorets Razgrad
2015–2017 Ludogorets Razgrad
2018 Ordabasy
2019 Levski Sofia
2019–2020 Bulgaria
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Georgi Nikolov Dermendziev (Bulgarian: Георги Николов Дерменджиев; born 4 January 1955) is a Bulgarian professional football manager and former player who played as a defender.

Coaching career

After managing Spartak Plovdiv as a head coach for one season,[1] he became an assistant at Litex Lovech under Ferario Spasov. He remained in this role for several years, followed by short spells at Botev Plovdiv and Sliven. He later briefly managed the latter during the 2010-11 A Group, but was unable to help them avoid relegation.

Ludogorets Razgrad

On July 31, 2014, Dermendzhiev replaced Stoycho Stoev as head coach at Ludogorets following the latter's disappointing 0-0 home draw against Partizan Belgrade in a Champions League qualifying match.

On 27 August 2014, Dermendzhiev became the second Bulgarian manager (after Stanimir Stoilov in 2006) to qualify a team from his country to the group stage of the Champions League.[2] On 22 October 2014 he became the first Bulgarian coach to achieve a win in the Champions League's group phase when Ludogorets beat Basel.[3]

He resigned from the team on 31 May 2015, but after Ludogorets was unsuccessfully led by his successors Bruno Ribeiro and Eduard Eranosyan, he was appointed again as manager on 6 November.[4]

In the 2016–17 Champions League Ludogorets won the qualifiers against Mladost Podgorica and Red Star Belgrade, and the play-off against Viktoria Plzeň, respectively, thus becoming the first Bulgarian team to qualify twice for the group stage of the tournament, both times with Georgi Dermendzhiev as a coach.

Dermendzhiev resigned on 9 August 2017 after the team failed to win the 2017 Bulgarian Supercup.[5]

Ordabasy

On 9 January 2018 Dermendzhiev signed a deal with the Kazakhstan Premier League team Ordabasy.[6] He left the position in June 2018.[7]

Levski Sofia

On 22 January 2019, Dermendzhiev returned to Bulgaria, being appointed as head coach of Levski Sofia.[8] He was released from his duties on 29 April 2019.[9]

Bulgaria

In October 2019, Dermendzhiev was appointed as head coach of the national team to manage the side during the remaining Euro 2020 qualifiers.[10] In April 2020, his contract was extended for an additional six months, with the option for a further one year and a half.[11] In December 2020, the Football Union announced that Dermendzhiev will not continue in his position as manager after the national team failed to qualify for Euro 2020 via the playoff route and was relegated from League B to League C in the Nations League.[12] Dermendzhiev had previously faced strong criticism by Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev due to the perceived failure to integrate more U-21 players into the senior team and the results attained, including the team's tendency to concede last-minute goals.[13]

Managerial statistics

As of 18 November 2020
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA GD
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 31 July 2014 31 May 2015 47 24 12 11 051.06 92 50 +42
6 November 2015 10 August 2017 84 53 17 14 063.10 184 74 +110
Kazakhstan Ordabasy 9 January 2018 22 January 2019 35 14 8 13 040.00 45 45 0
Bulgaria Levski Sofia 22 January 2019 29 April 2019 11 5 3 3 045.45 14 11 +3
Bulgaria Bulgaria 22 October 2019 1 December 2020 11 2 2 7 018.18 7 12 -5
Total 178 93 40 45 052.25 329 182 +147

Career honours

Player

Slavia Sofia

Bulgarian Cup:

Head coach

Ludogorets Razgrad

Bulgarian A Group:

Bulgarian Supercup:

Bulgarian Manager of the Year:
  • Winner (1): 2014[14]

References

  1. ^ [1] История на Спартак
  2. ^ "Дерменджиев: във футбола няма невъзможни неща, дано не започнем срещу Реал" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  3. ^ [2] Най-сетне
  4. ^ [3] Лудогорец обяви новия наставник
  5. ^ "Официално: Дерменджиев вече не е треньор на Лудогорец" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ Георги Дерменджиев подписва с Ордабасъ (Шимкент)
  7. ^ Pashkurov, Nikolay (12 June 2018). "Георги Дерменджиев се раздели с Ордабаси" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  8. ^ Георги Дерменджиев е новият старши треньор на Левски
  9. ^ "От "Левски" потвърдиха новината за Дерменджиев!" (in Bulgarian). topsport.bg. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Георги Дерменджиев е новият национален селекционер" (in Bulgarian). nationalteam.bg. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Решения след заседанието на Изпълнителния комитет на БФС" (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian Football Union official website. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  12. ^ "БФС освободи Георги Дерменджиев и Александър Димитров!". Topsport.bg (in Bulgarian). 7 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Кралев с остра критика към Дерменджиев" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ Dimitrov, Ivaylo (17 February 2015). "Владислав Стоянов е най-добрият български футболист за 2014 година! Лудогорци обраха почти всички индивидуални награди". topsport.bg. Retrieved 18 February 2015.

External links

  • Official website
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