Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
Julio, 15 2017

Lubo Penev, new VCF Mestalla head coach

The former Valencia CF player from 1989 to 1995 has been appointed head coach of the VCF B team for the coming season.

This Saturday Valencia CF reached an agreement with Luboslav Penev meaning that the Bulgarian coach and illustrious former Blanquinegro striker will now become the VCF Mestalla head coach until June, 2018. Penev arrives with his assistant coach David Rodríguez and will be accompanied by fitness coach Juan Monar, goalkeeping coach Unai Alba, and team delegate Carlos Arroyo.

Penev will appear before the media at VCF’s Paterna Training Ground Media Centre on Wednesday, after his first training session with VCF Mestalla, alongside VCF sporting director José Ramón Alesanco, and VCF Academy director Luis Vicente Mateo.

The former international striker played for Valencia CF from 1988 until 1995, and remains a fan favourite at the Club. In his six seasons as a Valencianista he made 226 appearances, scoring 101 goals. He represented Bulgaria 66 times and played at the 1996 European Championships in England and the 1998 World Cup in France.

As a coach Penev has worked as head coach and assistant coach for the Bulgarian national team, and he has also had spells as head coach at CSKA Sofia, Litex Lovech and Botev Plovdiv.