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A new era begins at Swindon Town
KEVIN MacDonald was formally unveiled as the new Swindon Town boss yesterday and immediately stated his desire to secure promotion to the Championship within two months of taking his first job in management.
The former Aston Villa assistant manager, out of the game since the summer, plans to finish off what Paolo Di Canio started at the County Ground.
“The main aim is to win each game which comes along, and hopefully that will give us enough points to get into the Championship next season,” he said. “There would be no point in Jed (McCrory, chairman) coming to the club if it didn’t go that far forward, because it wouldn’t be viable for him either.”
MacDonald, who the Advertiser understands has been handed a deal to the summer of 2015, brings AFC Telford boss Mark Cooper to Wiltshire as his number two.
Interim goalkeeping coach Fraser Digby and interim fitness coach Michael Peacock are expected to remain at the club for the time being.
The Scot will be quite a departure from Di Canio in terms of character and temperament, as he explained: “I am quite a thoughtful person and I tend not to say too much, and when I do it’s because I have thought that through.
“Some people say that’s wrong and that you should speak off the top of your head, but that’s not the way I am.”