Transfers 16 December 2019

Ludogorets appointed the best Czech coach – Pavel Vrba

The best Czech coach today – Pavel Vrba – will lead Ludogorets’ as the new year starts.

The best Czech coach today – Pavel Vrba – will lead Ludogorets’ as the new year starts. The ex-Victoria Pilsen coach will arrive in Bulgaria alongside his assistant Zdenek Becka and the goalkeeper coach Martin Tichacek. The trio will be officially introduced in Sofia in the first few days of January. Stanislav Genchev will become Vrba’s assistant.

The club management and Vrba reached an agreement fast, but he was appointed mainly because he fully met Ludogorets’ strict requirements. His contract will be valid until the middle of 2022.

Pavel Vrba’s career is impressive. He has won four championship titles with the Czech team, as well the Czech Cup as the head of Victoria Pilsen. His team has been part of both Champions League and Europa League groups. Vrba has been awarded as the best Czech coach a whopping eight times.

He was ahead of Victoria Pilsen for the last time on Sunday, and the fans were really emotional when they had to tell him ‘goodbye’.

The management of Ludogorets would like to thank everyone at Victoria Pilsen for their professionalism and good will.  


This is Pavel Vrba

Born on 6th of December 1963 in Prerov (Czech Republic)

Professional coach career:


1994-1996 FC Prerov

1996-2003 Banik Ostrava (assistant)

2003 Banik Ostrava

2003-2004 Banik Ostrava (assistant)

2004-2006 Matador (Pusov)

2006-2008 Zilina

2008-2013 Victoria Pilsen

2016 Anzhi (Russia)

2017-2019 Victoria Pilsen


National football teams

2003 Czech Republic U20

2006-2007 Slovakia (assistant)

2014-2016 Czech Republic

League table Parva liga, 18th round
1. CSKA-Sofia 44
2. Ludogorets 43
3. CSKA 1948 36
4. Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) 33
5. Slavia 32
6. Levski 30
7. Cherno more 29
8. Lokomotiv (Sofia) 26
9. Arda 26
10. Botev (Plovdiv) 19
11. Beroe 19
12. Septemvri (Sofia) 15
13. Botev (Vratsa) 15
14. Pirin (Blagoevgrad) 12
15. Hebar 12
16. Spartak (Varna) 8

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