BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Alexander
Tassev, chairman of the Bulgarian football team Lokomotiv-Plovdiv, was
found dead in Sofia Monday, according to local police.
His body was found in a Mercedes on Sevastokrator
Kaloyan Street in the luxurious district of Boyana. Police believed that he was
shot twice in head shortly after 00:11 am.
Tassev, 45, became the owner of Lokomotiv Plovdiv in
2006. His business interests ranged from food industry to fuels, retail and
entertainment. Unofficial information however said he maintained close links
with drug traffickers.
Lokomotiv, Bulgaria's league champions in 2004, said
it had cancelled a training session scheduled for Monday.
Police found it difficult to identify the victim, as
the car, the body has been discovered in, was registered in the name of a
This is the second public execution in less than a
week, after Dimitar Yankov, chair of the municipal council of the coastal town
of Nessebar and a major hotelkeeper in the seaside resort of Sunny Beach, was
shot dead Wednesday evening in Burgas.
Lokomotiv's previous owner, suspected mob boss Georgi
Iliev, was also assassinated in 2005, shot by a sniper at his restaurant at the
Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach.