Four years after being diagnosed with leukaemia Stiliyan Petrov is returning to Aston Villa.
The former Villa captain will take part in pre-season training at first-team level.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed he will travel with the group to Austria and join the squad at their training camp.
Im so happy I've been given the opportunity to join @avfcofficial 1st team for pre-season. I've put a lot of hard work to come to this stage
And the last hurdle will be even tougher but Im physically and mentally prepared to jump over it!
Thanks a lot for all your continuous support and I hope you all get behind the team whatever my outcome is! They need you more than ever
The former captain has been recovering from leukaemia, first diagnosed in 2012.Read the full story ›
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The former West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea manager has been officially appointed as the club's new manager.
The Italian succeeds Remi Garde, who was sacked after the club was relegated from the Premier League in March.
Di Matteo won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 and said becoming manager is an "honour"
It's a wonderful honour for me to become manager of this great football club and I'm looking forward to the challenge of taking Aston Villa back to its rightful place.
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Former Aston Villa player David Ginola is in hospital in France after suffering a heart attack, according to French media.
The 49-year-old signed for Villa in the summer of 2000 for a fee of £3 million pounds and made 19 appearances for the club. He is said to be unconscious but stable.