‘I was wrong’ Stan Collymore has made this admission about ex-Aston Villa man
Stan Collymore has apologised for labelling Fabian Delph ‘a snake’ following his Aston Villa exit.
The 29-year-old left Villa in 2015, opting to join Manchester City, only days after pledging his future to the club.
Delph’s move caused vitriol amongst Villa supporters and made him one of the more unpopular former players in recent thistory.
The England international would go on to win two league titles at The Etihad before leaving the club this summer for Everton.
Ex-Villa striker Collymore has now issued an apology to Delph, stating that he made the right decision for his career.
In his Sunday People column, he wrote: “I don’t mind admitting now I was wrong and he was right.
“He left a shell of a club to go and win trophies so he deserves the apology.”
Not only did he accept his initial reaction was harsh, Collymore went on to claim that Delph should be given the captain’s armband at Goodison Park.
“Delph could be very good for the club in the same way Phil Neville was when he joined from Manchester United in 2005,” he added. “Neville demanded that standards be higher and was a force for good – and Delph will do the same.
“I’d give him the captain’s armband too and tell the rest of them to follow the leader because he will set the tone.”