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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bulgarian soccer coach Nikolay Kostov quits after his first loss with the team

You think you know what high standards are? Some managers and coaches throw a fit after their team loses a game. Others win often, but never seem satisfied. Those types of leaders have nothing on Levski Sofia coach Nikolay Kostov, who resigned on Monday following his team’s 1-0 loss over the weekend.

Here’s the amazing part. Kostov took over as Levski’s coach back in November, and Sunday marked their first league loss since he arrived.

“Levski didn’t perform according to my expectations and we didn’t achieve the results, which I expected when I took over,” Kostov said according to Yahoo! UK. “Therefore I decided to quit.”

Talk about giving a new meaning to the phrase “one and done.” Perhaps Kostov was looking for a way out and couldn’t justify quitting after a win. Levski is only three points out of first place in the standings, so they are hardly out of contention. Sometimes it just isn’t working out … I guess?

One thing’s for sure: Bulgarian soccer teams don’t mess around. This news about Kostov comes just a couple days after we informed you about the Bulgarian team that has stopped paying its players until they start winning. Apparently soccer standards are astronomically high in Bulgaria.

H/T Dirty Tackle
Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

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