Head coach PFC “Cherno More” Varna, Bulgaria / August 2002 – October 2010

Velizar Popov had been appointed on 16 September 2009 as the manager of Cherno More Varna to replace Nikola Spasov after two years of working as his assistant manager. He made his debut as a football manager in the Bulgarian A PFG on September 20th, 2009 in a match against Minyor Pernik. The youngest manager in the Bulgarian League led Cherno More in 36 appearances for the A PFG and 3 matches of the Bulgarian Cup. Velizar remains in history the coach who reached the most expressive win of Cherno More against the leader in Bulgarian Championship (Levski Sofia). In December 2009 the sailors defeated the blue team with 4-1 in the Bulgarian Cup. In June 2010 Velizar Popov attracted in PFC Cherno More Brazilian superstar Mário Jardel, who was the most famous name ever having played in the Bulgarian league.

2010-PFC ”Cherno more” Varna-Professional-Head Coach 7 place
2009-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Professional-Assist Coach/ Head Coach 3 UEFA place
2008-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Professional-Assist Coach 5 UEFA place
2007-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Professional-Assist Coach 6 Intertoto Cup place
2006-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 1 place State Champion
2005-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 1 place State Champion
2004-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 2 place national champ.
2003-PFC”Cherno more”Varna-Youth Academy Head Coach 2 place of the state champ.


Head coach New Radiant Sports Club / January 2013 – October 2013

In January 2013 Velizar Popov headed the Maldivian champion with New Radiant SC and won the Maldivian championship with a 100% winning record, the best score ever. He also did win the Maldivian FA Cup and the Supercup Milo Charity Shields, making the treble. This was the third time New Radiant won the league. It was the very first time a club confirmed the league title with one round yet to play and with a 100% winning record. New Radiant broke the maximum league points record of 53 points set by VB Sports in 2010 by taking the Blues league points to 57, becoming the first team in history to finish off the league with a 100 percent record. New Radiant won all 19 matches they played in this years league, scoring an outstanding 73 goals in the process and conceeded only 5 goals. In the Asian AFC Cup Popov got too impressive results for the first time in the history of Maldivian football. The team scored the biggest win ever in the AFC Cup 7-0 against Indonesian team Persibo. New Radiant finished on the top of the group stage of this year’s AFC cup with the best attacking record of 20 goals in 6 games and second best defensive record of the tournament receiving 4 goals in 6 games. The club won the group with 15 points from 6 games —the best score ever in Maldivian football history— and qualified for the quarterfinals for the second time in the history of Maldives football defeating Selangor (Malaysia) with 2-0.

2013 Champion with a 100% winning record
2013 Super Cup winner – Milo Charity Shield
2013 FA Cup winner
2013 The Best Coach of the year award
2013 AFC Cup group stage winner with the best attacking record of 20 goals in 6 games and second best defensive record of the tournament receive 4 goals in 6 games !!!The club win the group with 15 points from 6 games-the best score ever in maldivian football history and qualified for the quarterfinals for the second time in the history of Maldive football winning Selangor ( Malaysia) 2-0.


Head coach Sur Club Oman / Season 2013-2014

Just two days after winning the FA Cup for historic treble with New Radiant, SC Velizar Popov left the Maldive champion after a great season with the Islanders to take on former champion of Oman- Sur Sports Club. On October the 7th he signed a one-year contract until the end of the season 2013 / 2014. Popov made his debut in one of the most attractive derby matches in the Omani League. He defeated the local rivals Al Oruba with 3-0. Whitin 3 months Velizar Popov managed to let Sur Club climb from the 10th to 3th position in the standings and he registered the best attack in the league. As a consequence, for the first time in the history of the club five players from Sur Club became already part of the Olympic national team of Oman.



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