|Full name||Nikolay Kostov|
|Date of birth||2 July 1963|
|Place of birth||Dobrich, Bulgaria|
|FC Shakhter Karagandy (manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Much of his coaching career has taken place in Cyprus. His first coaching role in the country was at Anorthosis, where he won the Cypriot Cup in 2002. In 2006, he joined Olympiakos Nicosia, but was replaced by Juan Ramon Rocha in October 2006. He was the coach for Metalurh Donetsk from 2008 to 2010, a role from which he resigned in November 2010.
On the 4 November 2011, he was revealed as the new manager of Levski Sofia. His contract ran until the end of the 2011–12 season. He resigned from his position on 26 March 2012, after enduring his first and only defeat with the club - a 0:1 home loss against Minyor Pernik. In late July 2012, Kostov was appointed as the new head coach of Karpaty Lviv.
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- "Отборът под ключ след сътресенията на Герена". 7sport.net. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
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