• Aston Villa will not offer Stiliyan Petrov new contract – Di Matteo

    Aston Villa will not offer Stiliyan Petrov new contract – Di Matteo

    Stiliyan Petrov will not be offered a playing contract at Aston Villa despite attempting to make his comeback.

    The Bulgarian midfielder has been training with Villa this summer after battling back from leukaemia, following his diagnosis in 2012.

    Petrov initially retired from playing three years ago but was invited on Villa’s preseason trip to Austria with a view to impressing first-team coaches, although the club have now confirmed he will not make a return to on-field action.

    Boss Roberto Di Matteo has, however, […]