KEVIN MacDonald has been officially named as the new manager of Swindon Town.
The former Aston Villa assistant boss is expected to take charge of the trip to Coventry on Saturday.
In a statement on the club's official website, chairman Jed McCrory said: "His 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.”