Kevin MacDonald confirms interest in Aston Villa job

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Caretaker Kevin MacDonald has confirmed his interest in landing the Aston Villa manager's job on a permanent basis.

The former first-team coach stepped into the breach following Martin O'Neill's surprise resignation just five days before the start of the new season.

MacDonald vowed to take his time before deciding whether to apply for the job on a full-time basis.

Mixed results – a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle and losing to Rapid Vienna in a Europa League qualifying play-off – were believed to have harmed his chances of taking the reins permanently.

However, MacDonald appears to have been buoyed by Sunday's 1-0 Premier League victory over Everton.

"Whoever gets interviewed, if they come up with the right solution on how to take the club forward, that would be the right person for the job," he said.

"It would help me being in the position. That would put me in a more favourable position than people who come in from the outside.

"But you then are going to look at people to be interviewed who have got a lot more experience, have won things and have done it at the highest level as well."

Following Sunday's game at Villa Park, Everton's long-serving manager David Moyes was also linked with the Villa Park hot-seat.

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