Bulgaria have handed reins to their women's national team to Spaniard Jose Maria Buceta.
The former Spain women's coach has signed a four-year deal and replaces Nikolay Boroukov, who guided the Bulgarians to a third-place finish in January's Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket Women in Latvia.
Things didn't go according to plan for Bulgaria at the start of 2009, when they took part in the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round.
One victory from four games left Nikolay Boroukov's team third in Group A behind Ukraine and Germany and out of the Final Round which tips off this summer in Latvia.
Bulgaria scraped their first win in their final game of the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round on Monday by defeating Germany 67-66.
With Ukraine having already clinched top spot and sealed the only place on offer for the Final Round from Group A, the Bulgarians and Germans battled it out for pride and the hosts claimed victory by the narrowest of margins as Noel Monik Kuin poured in 16 points.
Ukraine have taken a huge step towads EuroBasket Women after edging out Bulgaria 67-61 in a tense game in Kiev in the additional qualifying round.
Bulgaria kept it close right to the end, but the hosts eventually pulled it out with a 6-0 run to close the game in the final minute.