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

avfc.co.uk. “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.”