Kevin Macdonald has been announced the new manager of Swindon Town after the resignation of Paolo Di Canio.
The Italian resigned last week after 'broken promises' made by the new Swindon board. His entire backroom staff also resigned shortly after his departure. One of Macdonald's first tasks will be to hire new backroom staff as the club looks to push for back to back promotions.
Maconald was a coach at Aston Villa for seventeen years but this will be his first foray into full time management, having been in caretaker charge at Villa in 2010.
Swindon chairman Jed McCrory had this to say "This is a hugely important appointment at a significant moment in Swindon's recent history and we are delighted to appoint a football man of Kevin's calibre as our new manager."
"This is a clear message that the new Board is determined to drive on for promotion this season and continue to try and bring success to Swindon."
"Kevin has fantastic football credentials as a double-winner with Liverpool during his playing days and he is an excellent coach. He has great connections with top players and he is a proper football man."
"We have every faith for Kevin now to lead Swindon from the front at a pivotal moment in the campaign. It is a new start for Kevin and for our new board of directors and we move forward together with every confidence."