Say what you will about his time in charge of Aston Villa -- Kevin MacDonald was certainly a credit to this club of ours. Sure, we'll always remember him for that spectacular meltdown against Newcastle, but in his 17 years with the Villa, KMac has done so much more. Our reserve coach brought great credit to the team, with consistently excellent results. He is the reason for the development of Gabby Agbonlahor and Marc Albrighton. It is because of him that Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark, Andi Weimann and Gary Gardner are able to step up into the first team.
And now it's time for MacDonald to say goodbye. This is Paul Lambert's world, after all, and he's shaping the club into his own. So we wish you the best of luck, KMac, and we ask just one more thing of you: Please, please don't head down the road to Birmingham City.