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Lambert wants Petrov on coaching staff

May 9, 2013
By Ian Edwards
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed he is hoping to persuade Stiliyan Petrov to join his backroom staff following the midfielder's retirement from football.

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Bulgaria international Petrov, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March 2012, has confirmed his retirement from all forms of the game to concentrate on developing his charitable foundation to help fight the disease.

Petrov will also be invited onto the pitch ...

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