Ex Leeds United star Bruno Ribeiro takes charge of Ludogorets in Bulgaria

The Portuguese player also turned out for Sheffield United during his playing days, but is set to manage in Bulgaria in the new season.

Former Leeds United winger Bruno Ribeiro has taken charge of Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad.

The Portuguese, known for his small size and dribbling ability, was signed by George Graham in 1997, and went on to play 42 matches for the Whites, scoring 4 times. He struggled for playing time under David O'Leary, and ended up moving to Sheffield United in 1999, where he also spent two years, making 25 league appearances and scoring 1 goal.

The 39-year-old has spent much of his career at boyhood club Vitoria Setubal, getting his initial break there and also spending his last few seasons as a player in Setubal. Once retired, Ribeiro took charge of the youth side and eventually had a couple of spells leading the first team.

The most recent time saw him come in at his old club in January with the side struggling, and Ribeiro helping them to the safety of a 14th place finish.

He has now left Portugal for the first time to manage in Bulgaria, taking charge of a Ludogorets Razgrad side who are comfortably the strongest side in the country.

Ludogorets have won five league titles in a row, and the expectation will clearly be for Ribeiro to continue that.

Beyond that, maybe Ribeiro will be looking to return to England at some point?

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