I am sad to learn of Kevin MacDonald leaving.
It was inevitable that Paul Lambert would want his own staff. MacDonald stepped up to the first team and of course his position was replaced at reserve level. This obviously means that once Lambert decided he was not wanted he had no where to go and has left of his own free will.
MacDonald did a fantastic job in the 16 years with the youth team and helped create one of the best systems in the country. He will be sadly missed at that level and maybe in hindsight he should not have stepped up. The work he has done is clear for all to see and we should warmly congratulate him for that and welcome his long contribution to Aston Villa.
However he has left of his own will and is there the possibility that he has left to go to the Blues as their next boss ? He has made it known for a while he wished to make the step up and is this the job to do it. Currently no price for him at the bookies, is it worth a punt ?