CELTIC hero Stiliyan Petrov will pull on the hoops again to honour the legendary Jock Stein.
The Bulgarian has signed up to play in charity match to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of the man who led the Parkhead men to nine-in-a-row titles as well as European Cup history in 1967.
A Celtic squad will take on another of Big Jock’s former sides Dunfermline on Sunday, 6th September at East End Park.
Fans’ favourite Petrov said: “Every time I’ve worn the shirt, I’ve felt proud to play for Celtic.
“It’s going to be a great privilege to honour Jock Stein. Everything I’ve heard and seen about him as a manager – and that team – has been incredible and to play in this game will be amazing.”
The 36-year-old, who had seven years at Parkhead before joining Aston Villa in a £6million move in 2006, has won his battle with Leukaemia.
He said: “Celtic should be proud of their charitable beginnings. It’s a unique club with a unique fan base and the charitable work has been amazing throughout the years.”
Petrov has been a consistent supporter of Celtic FC Foundation’s charity matches with appearances in his tribute match in 2013 as well as the Maestrio match last year when a Paul McStay line-up took on a Rio Ferdinand Select.
He added: “Fans can expect another great game and another good performance from the Bhoys – if they’ve kept fit!”
Celtic FC Foundation and the Pars Foundation – the respective charitable arms of both clubs – will be the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the event.