April 10, 2008 / 11:55 AM / 11 years ago

Briefs-Soccer-Lokomotiv Sofia coach Grozdanov quits

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - Sports news in brief from around the world:

Soccer - Stefan Grozdanov resigned as coach of Lokomotiv Sofia on Thursday, a day after their 2-1 home defeat by Litex Lovech in the Bulgarian premier league.

The 62-year-old took over at Lokomotiv in October 2004 when they were bottom of the league and steered them to UEFA Cup berths in the next two seasons.

“I’m leaving because I couldn’t convince the club bosses how Lokomotiv should develop in the future,” Grozdanov, who departs with the club in third place 16 points behind leaders CSKA Sofia, told reporters.

Soccer-Espanyol’s Cameroon goalkeeper Carlos Kameni is being courted by a number of clubs in England and Spain, the player’s representative Patrick Mboma said.

“He’s considering a change and there are four teams interested: Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United,” Mboma was quoted as saying in Spanish media.

Soccer - AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani said the club may face competition from city rivals Inter for Barcelona forward Ronaldinho.

“It is a derby on the transfer market,” he said. “(Inter director Marco) Branca informs me of every telephone call that happens. I believe this operation (to sign Ronaldinho) will be done,” Galliani told reporters before repeating that the door was open for Chelsea’s Andriy Shevchenko to return to Milan. (Editing by Rex Gowar)

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