British CSKA Sofia Coach Begs Ref On Knees For More Time

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub-Editor: Lee Bullen, Agency: Golder’s News & Sport Ltd

This is the bizarre moment CSKA Sofia’s British head coach Nestor Jevtic sits on the pitch before getting on his knees to beg the referee to award more injury time.

The startling incident took place in the 90th minute of CSKA Sofia’s top-of-the-table clash with Ludogrets in Bulgaria’s First Professional Football League.

In the video, Sofia head coach Jevtic can be seen sitting on the touchline before being told to get to his feet.

Jevtic, known as ‘El Maestro’, then gets to his knees and pleads with the fourth official to add more than the two allotted minutes of extra time as his side were drawing 1-1 with Bulgarian champions Ludogrets.

Local media reported that Jevtic was asking for six added minutes and although the match went on until the 95th minute, neither side managed to score a winner.

Ludogorets had defender Cicinho sent off in the 89th minute and Jevtic clearly thought his side could push for a winner.

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Picture Credits: Golders/@cskasofiafc & Golders/Diemasport

Champions Ludogorets sit six points ahead of CSKA Sofia after the draw.

Jevtic spent some time with West Ham in 2001 as an 18-year-old to learn new coaching techniques and was appointed head coach of CSKA Sofia this summer.

He was born in Belgrade and his family fled to Britain when he was eight years old because of the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Alex Cope

I am a senior writer and editor of the Golders news agency specialising in sports news from around the world.

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