Stiliyan Petrov pleads with Martin O'Neill to stay at Aston Villa

06 April 2010 01:41
Skipper Stiliyan Petrov has urged manager Martin O'Neill to remain at Aston Villa next season and sort out any potential differences with club owner Randy Lerner.   [LNB]O'Neill is poised to hold his customary end of season talks with American multi-millionaire Lerner when he admits he will 'assess everything'.   [LNB] Hopeful: Petrov would hate to see O'Neill leave Villa Park[LNB]Petrov was always confident speculation that O'Neill would leave Villa before the end of the season was unfounded.   [LNB]But the Bulgaria international also hopes the Northern Irishman will stay at Villa Park for the long haul.   [LNB]'Martin O'Neill has got his own views about things and those are between manager and chairman,' said Petrov, who also played under O'Neill at Celtic.   [LNB]Speculation: O'Neill[LNB]'Like he said, he's going to take things from there (in the summer) but we all want him to stay because he's done a great job and he's a great man as well.   [LNB]'Hopefully after the summer meeting he will still be here. I'm sure he's not short of propositions from other clubs.   [LNB]'Our chairman has said before, over the course of a season and years, you are going to have a manager and chairman go against each other.   [LNB]'But the best thing is how they are going to solve things and keep together. They are grown men and I'm sure they'll put things together.'[LNB] IAN RIDLEY: Owner Randy learns a lesson as Villa run out of steam againVilla boost as O'Neill insists: I won't throw my toys out of the pramGRAHAM POLL: A weekend of chaos in the Premier League... and it may only get worse with so much at stake Bolton 0 Villa 1: Young's show of unity lifts doubts over O'Neill's futureASTON VILLA FC

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