Ex-Aston Villa boss John Gregory dedicates song to Stiliyan Petrov

Stiliyan Petrov
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Former Aston Villa manager John Gregory pays tribute to skipper Stiliyan Petrov by dedicating a song to the Bulgarian, who is being treated for leukaemia.

Former Aston Villa manager John Gregory performed a song as a tribute to current captain Stiliyan Petrov, who is receiving treatment for leukaemia.

The 33-year-old was diagnosed with cancer towards the end of last season and while the Bulgarian remains out of action for Villa, the skipper always receives a round of applause from fans in the 19th minute of every home game.

Gregory, who managed Villa between 1998 and 2002, has paid his own tribute to Petrov by performing Bruce Springsteen's 'No Surrender' at a charity event and said: "I think the title of this song says everything about him."

Petrov's illness went into remission in August last year.

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