MacDonald handed Villa role

MacDonald, who temporarily took charge after Martin O’Neill’s
departure last season, had been reserve team manager but will now
work alongside McLeish, assistant manager Peter Grant and coach
Gordon Cowans. The club have announced a fellow academy coach, yet
to be decided, will be promoted to replace MacDonald in charge of
the reserves. McLeish has also announced Terry Gennoe’s appointment
as first team goalkeeping coach until the end of the season. “I’ve
changed the coaching staff round a little bit,” McLeish told “We’ve enhanced it. “We’ve got Sid (Cowans) there and
Peter obviously, my assistant, and I’ve promoted Kevin to help with
the first team as well. At a club like this we need all the best
coaches we can get.”