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MacDonald willing to stay with Aston Villa

Kevin MacDonald says he will be staying with Aston Villa.

MacDonald had the opportunity to become new manager Gerard Houllier's assistant, only to reject the position, so will instead revert back to his old role as reserve team manager following tomorrow's game.

After six weeks in charge following Martin O'Neill's shock exit on the eve of the season, the Scot admits the last few weeks have been "a rollercoaster".

"Of course I was disappointed I didn't get the full-time job," said MacDonald.

"Once you put yourself up for a job you have to accept there may be disappointment, and if I hadn't felt that then I shouldn't have put my name forward.

"But there's no sense of regret. You can always hope things had gone better, and there are always things you could have done better because all that matters in the Premier League is winning matches.

"So there's been some very good bits and some not-so-nice bits, but there will be no sadness and I'm not a sentimentalist.

"For me it's been an invaluable experience - but good or bad, I'm not sure.

"But I've enjoyed my time. I'll now head back to the reserves and try and push some more lads forward to the first team.

"I'll also re-evaluate in the long term what I want to do, but I hope I will be working at Aston Villa for the foreseeable future. I don't see anything else at the moment."

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