Petev with Litex Lovech in May 2010
|Full name||Ivaylo Bogdanov Petev|
|Date of birth||9 July 1975|
|Place of birth||Lovech, Bulgaria|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Dinamo Zagreb (manager)|
|1998||→ Olimpik Teteven (loan)||6||(0)|
|1999||→ Spartak Varna (loan)||19||(2)|
|2002||Cherno More Varna||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After a short spell at Lyubimets as a playing manager in 2009, Ivaylo Petev was appointed as head coach of Ludogorets Razgrad, following Kiril Domuschiev's purchase of the club. Petev managed to lead the team to a promotion to the top division of Bulgarian football, followed by two A Group titles (the first in the club's history), a Bulgarian Cup and a Bulgarian Supercup. On 21 July 2013, Ludogorets replaced him with Stoycho Stoev after poor performances against Lyubimets and Slovan Bratislava in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying rounds.
On 8 October 2013, Petev was appointed as the coach of Levski Sofia, which drew the ire of a number of Levski supporters (due to a presumed conflict of interest because of his previous managerial positions and clubs represented as a player) who pulled off a Levski Sofia shirt he was wearing, essentially forcing him to resign a day later.
In October 2013, Petev signed a contract with Cypriot side AEL Limassol. He led AEL to the first place in the regular season's league table, three points ahead of Apollon Limassol and APOEL Nicosia, which resulted in the qualification for the play-offs. Although leading the group until the last round, AEL lost the title in the decisive match with APOEL . Despite the defeat, AEL qualified for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League season. Petev led the team to a surprise 1-0 win against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, but his team failed to keep the advantage and lost the second leg 0-3 thus being eliminated and placed in the Europa League. AEL were drawn against English powerhouse, Tottenham Hotspur, but were easily eliminated after 5-1 on aggregate.
In December 2014, Petev was officially appointed by the Bulgarian Football Union as head coach of Bulgaria. In his first official game in charge, Bulgaria played a 2-2 draw at home to Italy despite leading until the 84th minute thanks to first half goals from Ivelin Popov and Iliyan Mitsanski. The team eventually finished in fourth place and was unable to qualify for Euro 2016.
On 27 September 2016, Petev became the head coach of Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb.
In December 2014, Petev appeared on Slavi's Show.
- As of 17 December 2016
|Ludogorets Razgrad||1 July 2010||21 July 2013||94||62||19||13||65.96|
|AEL Limassol||25 October 2013||17 November 2014||37||24||4||9||64.86|
|Bulgaria||17 December 2014||27 September 2016||13||5||2||6||38.46|
|Dinamo Zagreb||27 September 2016||Present||16||9||3||4||56.25|
- Ludogorets Razgrad
- Bulgarian A Group: 2011–12, 2012–13
- Bulgarian Cup: 2012
- Bulgarian Supercup: 2012, runners-up: 2013
- Bulgarian B Group: 2010–11
- AEL Limassol
- "Stats Centre: Ivaylo Petev Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
- "Ивайло Петев си тръгна завинаги от "Левски"!". topsport.bg. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Levski Sofia coach Petev quits club after fan altercation". BBC Sport. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.