Front-coverThe Road to Persia is the story of Darius Vassell’s remarkable journey from humble inner-city Birmingham beginnings, to football’s fickle world stage and penalty heartbreak, before his gradual return to civilian life and the unbridled joy of becoming a father to his beautiful daughter, Persia.

Including a foreword from his Aston Villa teammate, Dion Dublin and contributions from England and Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge and the man who managed him for three different teams, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Vassell opens his heart on playing for his boyhood heroes Aston Villa, living the dream with England, before a shock move to Manchester City, a chaotic character-defining year in Turkey and a finale with Leicester City.

Leaving no stone unturned in his quest for an honest appraisal of his life on and off the field, including insight from his wife Amani, Vassell reveals all in his own long and winding Road to Persia.

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