Aston Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald has confirmed he would like the job on a permanent basis. He informed the club of his decision following Sunday’s victory over Everton.
The Scot was still mulling over “is it what I want to do or is it not what I want to do?” following the 6-0 defeat to Newcastle, and was still unsure after crashing out of the Europa League to Rapid Vienna. But after victory over the Toffees moved Villa to fourth in the league, MacDonald decided he wouldn’t mind the job after all.
Chief executive Paul Faulkner said: “We have thoroughly researched potential candidates and have reached out to a variety of contacts we have within the game for advice and guidance, as well as keeping key staff at Villa Park informed and focused.
“We will now start the process of interviewing candidates we believe meet the key criteria required to manage Aston Villa with a view to making an appointment in the near future.
“Kevin MacDonald will continue as caretaker manager until that time.”
MacDonald and four other applicants are expected to be interviewed.