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Are Villa In Danger Of Losing Kevin MacDonald?

revua asks 'Will we now lose Macdonald?'

One thing no one seems to be considering in our search for a new manager is that we are likely to lose Macdonald for good if he is not offered the job.

I feel the reason he took so long to decide if he wanted the job is because he knew in the back of his mind that if he said he wanted it and didn't get it, then he would resign from Aton Villa. This could be why he has been so hesitant in putting his name forward as he was not just considering being the manager but he was considering his Aston Villa career.

I think he has always had the desire to be a first team manager, who wouldn't? that's what people doing his type of job strive for. He wanted to see if he could do it before he put his Aston Villa career on the line. He thinks he can do, the players think he can do it and I think he can do it.

Many fans that don't want him to be manager think he is just going to go back into his job of reserve team manager. I will be very surprised if he does this and if he does I don't think it will last long. It would soon get to him that someone else is doing the job that he wanted at Aston Villa.

Even if he did stick it out in the reserves, how long do you think it will be before he gets the offer of managing another club?

Villa have thrust him into the limelight now, many more will take notice of his success at reserve team level. Many will see we are sitting fourth in the premiership after three games. Many will see his calm approach and like it. Many will see players and coaches having nothing but good to say about him.

Yes we got thrashed at Newcastle but I doubt there will be many managers out there that have never had a beating early on in there career. It's those that learn from there mistakes that progress. Lets not forget he is managing the team at a difficult stage and had not time to plan so blips will happen but overall results have been pretty good.

He is at a great age for a manager and has plenty of experience getting the best out of average players. There will be many a club that will see this so if he does not get the job don't expect to see him around for long.

There seems a lot of reasons to give him a rolling contract of 12 months but very little against it in my opinion. If he doesn't get it, I wonder how many years it would be until Villa fans will be looking back thinking how we missed out on a great manager.

revua




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Date:Wednesday September 1 2010

Time: 4:31PM

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I very much hope not but if he gets the job am afraid he won last very long & i think he's going to get the job!!
Reo-Coker is crap
SchoolBoyError - He also had if i remember had 2 massive heart attacks and liked Heskey (Which probably gave him the heart attacks).
Reo-Coker is crap
Comments on the Spurs site will be dealt with by them. No need to clutter this thread folks.
mike_field
RCIP i agree with you for once, It's better to talk about football than insulting other fans isnt it? As far as KMac goes i wouldnt appoint him either, He is a good coach but not a manager, He will be better as an assistant or as reserve manager. You cannot hide the fact that we lost 6-0 to newcastle and i never will forget that, Also against everton he was willing to play ireland and petrov in the middle together, and hate to say it but ireland getting injured was a blessing in disguise, I want him in the team but as an AM and not with petrov in the middle.
P.Avfc
Well not specifially moyes or hughes but you get my drift.
P.Avfc
Cant see why we would lose Kevin MacDonald were he to be overlooked for the permanent managers position. Why should we? He has always seemed to be more than happy in a supporting role, and if indeed the first team management bug has indeed bitten him, then who could blame him for applying for that position at a club in one of the lower leagues. Personally I believe that him taking on the Villa job at this moment in time would be a very wrong move, both for himself and more importantly for AVFC, and would be an ill-timed move virtually guaranteed to end in tears. A thoroughly nice and decent chap he may well be, very well respected by players who have worked under his guidance down the years, but he doesn't come across as a guy ready and prepared, for what the permanent position of manager of a very high profile premier league club, will throw at him. Stick to the reserve team and handling the development of youngsters KevMac, you know it makes sense.
glensider
Yes 6-0 was not a good day but lets remember he had only a few weeks to try and get the players to play the way he wants. These type of results are one offs. If you watched the spurs, Wigan game, Wigan had five or six easy chances to scored and missed them. On another day that could have been 5 or 6 nil to Wigan away from home. This would not make Harry a bad manager. To me, what's it matter if you win 6-0 or 1-0, its a loss and at least we kept attacking to try and rectify the situation. I agree P.AVFC that there may be better managers with the experience but I don't think we will get them so why not take someone and give them that experience and then they may just stick around and not jump ship if something better some along. Say if we got Jol and he did well, do you think he would stick around as soon as Chelsea, Man City or Man Utd came calling? We need to be thinking long term not short!
revua
 

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