Stan Petrov reacts to cover star status for upcoming Celtic book

Former Celtic star Stan Petrov has reacted to his appearance on the upcoming book ‘Majic, Stan and The King of Japan’ by Matt Corr. Petrov was at an event with another Celt from that era, Artur Boruc, when he was asked about the new book, which will be published by The Celtic Star.

Petrov made 311 appearances for Celtic, scoring 64 times in a successful seven-year spell at the club. A fighter on and off the pitch, Petrov has gone into some punditry work often appearing on Sky Sports and Celtic TV.

Petrov was signed from CSKA Sofia in 1999 by John Barnes for £2.8m but it wasn’t long before Kenny Dalglish replaced Barnes and his performances improved after a tough period of settling. The summer that ushered Martin O’Neill’s arrival would be the catalyst for Petrov, he won the SPFA Young Player of the Year as Celtic completed a domestic treble.

Petrov will be a key figure within the book and his role has rightly been recognised, rewarding him with a role on the cover. Taking to Instagram, Petrov shared a couple of pictures showing the Bulgarian looking at the cover and then sharing the cover.

After leaving in 2006, Petrov went on to move to Aston Villa. In that time he became club captain and enjoyed success with the English side before his career was cut short by a shock leukemia diagnosis. Despite beating the illness and getting himself fit, he did not make a return to professional football.

The book will be released on Friday 20th October and is available to pre-order now. The book covers Gordon Strachan’s first season after succeeding Martin O’Neill. It is a fascinating time in the club’s history with Strachan rebuilding and overseeing high profile departures.

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