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Start Date: 11/12/12

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Kevin MacDonald appointed Swindon Town manager

Kevin MacDonald has been announced as the new manager of League One side Swindon town this evening after Paolo Di Canio left the club just over a week ago. The 52-year-old will replace the tenacious Italian who led the County Ground club to the League Two title last season.

He takes over with the club currently sat in fourth place; three points behind top-of-the-table Doncaster Rovers and will be unveiled as manager tomorrow morning during a press conference.

MacDonald's last job in football was as a coach at Premier League side Aston Villa, where he worked for 17 years before leaving at the end of last season. He had a brief spell in charge at Villa Park, as caretaker boss, when Martin O'Neill left the club just before the start of the 2010/11 season.

MacDonald will meet the players and staff tomorrow morning before watching his new side take on Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

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