Love of Villa revealed in Governor of Bank of England's song choice

Fans at Villa Park in praise of Stiliyan Petrov Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, has revealed his love of Aston Villa football club in his song choice on the BBC Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs.

He chose the song Rotterdam 82, written by Villa fan Doug O'Brien. He said it would sustain him during his island solitude by bringing back memories of of the 1982 European Cup win.

He also chose music by Mozart and Beethoven.

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