Aiming to reach a first tournament since Euro 2004, Bulgaria is second in a five-team group led by England. The top two teams will advance to Euro 2020. Bulgarian federation president Boris Mihaylov says "one of the biggest names in Bulgarian sporting history has agreed to a long-term commitment with the national team."
Balakov's team plays two qualifiers next month, away to Czech Republic and at home against Kosovo. Bulgaria plays England at Wembley Stadium on Sept. 7.
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