Stoichkov to coach Iranian club

TEHRAN - Former Bulgaria international Hristo Stoichkov has been named the new coach of Iranian Pro League team Abu Moslem, the club said on its website on Friday.

The former Barcelona forward is to arrive in the northeastern city of Mashhad next week to finalise and sign his contract, Abu Moslem's manager Hossein Qassemi told the site.

"Abu Moslem's contract with this coach will be for two years and he is to be accompanied by a Bulgarian assistant coach," Qassemi said.