Aston Villa are no closer to confirming a new manager and this means that interim coach Kevin MacDonald will continue managing Aston Villa in there game against Tottenham on Monday and Manchester City the following week. Originally, the Villa board wanted to have a new manager in place for Villa’s game against Tottenham, but issues have arisen with Remi Garde’s staff being tied to other clubs. Garde remains Villa main target and the club will continue discussions between Garde and his staff to try and agree a consensus. Now, Villa’s chief executive Tom Fox wants to hire a new manager before the home game against Everton on November 21st.
I can’t decide whether or not delaying our new manager is a good thing or bad thing. Some say that delaying Garde’s (or a different managers) arrival will be good for Villa because our next two fixtures against Tottenham and City are very difficult and it’s better to have a new manager against more winnable teams (Everton and Watford). On the other hand you want the new manager to have as much time as possible with the players so they can start to learn his philosophies and style of play.
Nonetheless, the League Cup game Aston Villa looked more solid tactically and had more shots on target than Southampton. Again our goals conceded where down to individual errors with little fault of Kevin MacDonald.