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Petrov calls for Villa resolution

06 Apr 2010 - 09:42:24

Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov is hoping Martin O'Neill stays on in the managerial hot-seat beyond the end of the season.

O'Neill was reported to be considering his future at the Midlands club last week following suggestions of a fall-out with owner Randy Lerner.

The former Celtic boss dismissed the reports as pure speculation but did admit that he would hold talks with Lerner in the summer.

O'Neill described the talks as routine but Petrov hopes the Northern Irishman stays on at the helm of the Midlands club.

"Martin O'Neill has got his own views about things and those are between manager and chairman," said the Bulgaria international.

"Like he said, he's going to take things from there, but we all want him to stay because he's done a great job and he's a great man as well.

"Hopefully after the summer meeting he will still be here. I'm sure he's not short of propositions from other clubs.

"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.

"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."

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