Aston Villa have announced that Kevin MacDonald has applied for the manager's job.
A statement on the club's website read:
"Kevin MacDonald has confirmed he wishes to be considered for the job of Aston Villa manager.
"He will be interviewed along with other candidates.
"Kevin stepped into the breach on the day that former manager Martin O'Neill resigned earlier this month, to take up the reins in a caretaker capacity.
"Under his stewardship the claret and blues have recorded two wins from their first three Barclays Premier League games and currently occupy fourth spot.
"The club will begin the interview process with a view to making an appointment in the near future."