On 28 February 2013 MacDonald was appointed to succeed Paulo Di Canio as the manager of League One Swindon Town. He steered Swindon to the last of the four play-off positions but they lost to Brentford on penalties after two drawn matches in the semi-final. Two months after that defeat MacDonald left the Wiltshire club by mutual consent. MacDonald returned to Villa Park in February 2015 as assistant manager to Tim Sherwood and had a spell as caretaker following the dismissal of Steve Bruce in 2018. However on 20th August 2019 he left the club following an investigation into historical physical and verbal bullying by him.
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Fortunately it's not too common for footballers to break their legs. One game this season saw two leg breaks. Back in the 1986/87 season, two Liverpool players broke their legs destroying their Liverpool careers.
A Shoot! focus on "Albert" from 1985.
"A real work-horse for us in the middle of the pitch. He came in when Stevie McMahon got injured. Got about the pitch well, won the ball and gave it, kept everything simple. Never tired and did a really good job. Hugely underrated."
Kenny Dalglish on Kevin MacDonald
Just a few months after the high of winning the double you suffered the low of breaking your leg against Southampton, was this the beginning of the end for you at Liverpool?
"Yes, I suppose it was. We'd played Everton in the ScreenSport Super Cup in midweek and I wasn't involved but I was on the bench for the game at The Dell, came on and broke my leg! I think it was almost two years to the day before I got back into the first team. By this time the team had evolved and it was clear there was no future for me at Anfield. It was no-one's fault. That was life and I just had to get on with it. To be honest, I was just happy to be playing again because there was a time when I thought I might career may have been over."
Kevin MacDonald interviewed by Liverpoolfc.tv
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Leicester City||1980-1981||England First Division||20||2||22||2|
|Leicester City||1981-1982||England Second Division||25||1||29||1|
|Leicester City||1982-1983||England Second Division||42||4||45||4|
|Leicester City||1983-1984||England First Division||38||1||41||1|
|Leicester City||1984-1985||England First Division||13||0||15||0|
|Leicester City||1987-1988||England Second Division||4||0||4||0|
|Rangers||1988-1989||Scotland Division 1||3||0||3||0|
|Coventry City||1989-1990||England First Division||22||0||29||1|
|Coventry City||1990-1991||England First Division||9||0||17||0|
|Cardiff City||1990-1991||England Fourth Division||8||0||8||0|
|Walsall||1991-1992||England Fourth Division||20||4||27||5|
|Walsall||1992-1993||England Third Division||39||3||46||4|