CSKA Sofia Macedonian coach Gjore Jovanovski and sporting director Emil Kostadinov have been fired following the team’s 2-0 home defeat to Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
“We had no choice but to act after the negative results in the past weeks,” said CSKA president Dimitar Borisov.
Former Macedonia coach Jovanovski’s departure means that CSKA will begin the search for an eighth coach this year and fourth since the start of the season.
Jovanovski, 54, took over from Pavel Dotchev nine weeks ago but could not produce an improvement in the team’s results both domestically and in Europe.
Eighteen football fans were arrested in the Bulgarian capital during clashes with the police after the match on Thursday.
The Bulgarian news agency BTA reported that some fans had thrown missiles at match officials, broke shop and car windows outside the stadium.