Bulgarian second division side OFC Pirin Blagoevgrad say they have agreed a partnership with Leicester City.
According to Bulgarian media, Leicester City representatives have visited the city of Blagoevgrad to view the club’s training facilities and meet staff.
As part of the agreement, it is said that Leicester will help with the training of Pirin’s coaches and staff, as well as having the first option on the Bulgarian club’s talented youngsters.
Leicester are also said to have recommended performance analysis software to the second division side, which they have now implemented.
Pirin Blagoevgrad are managed by former Bournemouth and Luton forward Warren Feeney, who was appointed in November after leaving Northern Irish side Ards.
Vasil Petrov, Pirin’s former interim manager, told Bulgarian media in November: “The idea of the club is to become a Leicester satellite. They saw our base. It is being upgraded. Three more terrains are being made.
“The idea is to make a Bulgarian-English tandem. Our boys go to England and from there (England) to Bulgaria. If we fit with the coach and the management, as ambitious, we will achieve good results.”
FoxesHub understands that Feeney is set to appoint a Bulgarian assistant manager with experience of English football. Sources have speculated that this could be former Leicester midfielder Radostin Kishishev.