Houllier Confirmed - Kev Mac Has A Taste
That headline didn't quite come out as planned! It sounds like Kevin MacDonald may have caught the managerial bug after all.
The club have confirmed to the media today that Gerard Houllier will take charge of the team officially following the Bolton clash this weekend, having completed the commitments he wished to honour for the FFF.
In other news Kevin has again spoken honestly about the situation he found himself in and it does sound like he might well have the managerial bug now.
Speaking to the BBC our caretaker manager for one more game admitted that he was disappointed to not get the job, but admits he left his decision late regardless.
'I put myself up for the job and once I did I knew there might be disappointment. It took me long enough to decide and I was disappointed.'
Mac also again repeats that moving back to the reserves was a decision he took as he looks to re evaluate his career in effect, and decide whether he does want a shot at being top dog somewhere.
'The decision to go back and work with the reserves when Mr Houllier came in was totally down to me wanting to re-evaluate and see what I can - or want - to do.'
However he's certainly not talking like a man who is about to up sticks and be off as quick as a zone dweebie as he talks very much as though his immediate future remains at B6.
'I think Mr Houllier is already in the process of getting some of his backroom staff but if I am asked to do something by the Villa manager that is what I will do because I work for Aston Villa's manager. He asked me on Friday if I would do those things (Stokie preparation) and I have no problem at all. That will still happen when I go back to the reserves. If he asks me to go and help with the first team I'll help out - until I decide what I want to do.'
If Mac does decide he wants to drop a few divisions and learn how not to be the invisible man on match days I'm sure he'll leave with the clubs and fans full blessing and with the very best of luck.
He's been a fantastic servant of this club in his day job, and having been put in an unexpected position with luck against Bolton he'll return to the reserves with a first team record of 9 points from 15 which isn't really to shabby at all on paper.
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