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Villa caretaker boss MacDonald yet to decide on applying for job

Aston Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald says he's yet to decide whether to apply for the fulltime job.

Over the course of the next eight days MacDonald has the chance to go one step further than Martin O'Neill did last season by beating Rapid Vienna to clinch a place in the Europa League group stages.

If MacDonald can do that, and earn something credible from Sunday's trip to newly-promoted Newcastle, the 49-year-old will likely go a long way towards being handed a managerial contract by owner Randy Lerner.

That, though, has yet to cross the mind of MacDonald who said: "I still haven't particularly thought about it. I still haven't any feelings.

"I keep saying that I'll know if I want it. At the moment I haven't got that, although I haven't had time to sit down and think about it.

"It has been a bit of a whirlwind, so I'll wait and see, but I just need to know it's going to be right for myself.

"If I feel I would like to be considered along with others, I will let him (Lerner) know in the very near future."

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