Short Biography:

Velizar Popov (born 7 February 1976) is a former Bulgarian football player and current UEFA PRO Licensed Head Coach.
In his Career as a player he has played for Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Hebar Pazardzhik and Spartak Plovdiv. Popov is one of the best ambassadors of the Bulgarian coaching guild abroad, especially in Asia. He is the first Bulgarian coach who won historic treble with a 100% winning record in 2013 abroad,and also the first Bulgarian coach who has ever worked in the Moldovan Premier league in 2011, in the Thailand Premier league in 2014 and in the Malaysian Super league in 2016 as well.
Velizar Popov is a highly qualified and ambitious professional football coach with over 17 years experience coaching across the world with extensive stints in Europe, Asia and Middle East,gained tremendous experience with more than 150 official games as a head coach in premier leagues and international competitions last 7 years in Europe-Bulgaria Premier League, Denmark, Moldova Premier League, Asia-Thailand Premier League, Malaysia Super League, Maldives National Team and in the Gulf-Oman Premier League; participated in international competitions-AFC Cup,UEFA Europa League,Asian World Cup
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Current team:

Head Coach at Sisaket FC ( Thailand ) / 2017


Velizar Popov returns to the Thai Premier League as Sisaket FC Head Coach,after last coaching in the country in 2014 with Suphanburi FC.The Dangerous Koupreys are based in the Sisaket province of Thailand,and finished 13th in the league last season. In 2015 they came the closest to winning a major title, finishing runners up in the Thai League Cup.Bulgarian Popov has been tasked to ensure Sisaket FC, the Thai Premier League relegation battlers,finish out of the last 3 teams in the bottom of the table-the current position of the team at the moment after 6 matches with only 3 points after one win and five defeats.Popov last coached in Thailand in 2014, with Suphanburi FC before leaving to take up the Maldives national team head coach post in 2015.Popov then joined Kelantan mid-way through the 2016 Malaysia Super League season, overturning the Red Warriors’ poor performance and guiding them to a fourth-place finish in the league, and the quarter-final stage of the 2016 Malaysia Cup.However he left the Kota Bharu-based side at the end of the season, after the club could not meet his requirements for a contract extension.
Despite the short time and the difficult schedule, Popov’s Sisaket FC managed to win 15 points by the end of the first half of the season in the Thai Premier league T1 and after the fundamental wins against the direct rivals Sukhothai and Thai Honda managed to climb the team over the area of the relegation zone by equalizing points but with advantage in the direct duels with Sukhothai and Thai Honda.The cruccial away win against Thai Honda was the first away win for Sisaket FC after more than one year in all domestic competitions.


Velizar Popov said that the Thai Premier League relegation battlers, his new club, are run with a high degree of professionalism.