My Libyan Experiences – McParland

Trying Times Under Gaddafi Rule

Current events in Libya are of particular interest to Peter McParland – the former Wolves and Aston Villa forward is one of the handful of Britons to have coached there. The 76-year-old Ulsterman, who was at Villa Park yesterday to see the Premier League survival battle take another twist, spent a season and a half in North Africa from 1979 and says he had a low opinion of the state leader even then.