SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Ilian Iliev has quit as coach of second-placed Levski Sofia following an outburst of discontent among fans over the team's string of poor performances.

Levski chief executive Ivo Tonev said on Friday that Iliev will be replaced by his assistant Nikolay Mitov, who will coach to the end of the season.

On Wednesday, angry fans set up a road blockade and tried to storm the team bus after their draw with lowly Pirin Gotse Delchev. They called upon the club management to play the rest of the season with the junior squad.

The 26-time champion has failed to win four of its last five league games and is second in the Bulgarian league, two points behind champion Ludogorets.