Hull City defender Curtis Davies has taken to social networking site Twitter to welcome Stiliyan Petrov back to football.
The 35-year-old retired midfielder has returned to his former club Aston Villa to work with the first team in a coaching capacity, as confirmed on the Premier League club's official website.
The Bulgarian played for Villa from 2006 to 2012, when he diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
Petrov was forced to retire from professional football in May 2013, and he has now been given the chance to work in the game again.
Davies, who was on the books of the Villans from 2008 to 2011, has welcomed the news and posted the following message on Twitter.
Good to hear that @StanPetrov19 is back in the game and has rejoined the Villa coaching staff.— Curtis Davies #6 (@TheCurtisDavies) March 5, 2015
Petrov will have some serious work to do at Villa, though, as the Villans are struggling for survival in the Premier League.
Tim Sherwood’s are currently 17th in the league table with 25 points from 28 matches, just three points above the relegation zone.