By Harvey Byrne

Lewis Kinsella has stated on Twitter that Kevin MacDonald is the only man for the role of manager at Aston Villa following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.

Kinsella spent five years at Villa between 2011 and 2016 and was coached by MacDonald in the club’s academy.

The Scottish coach previously had the role of caretaker manager at the club in 2010 following the resignation of Martin O’Neil.

He managed eight fixtures, guiding his side to two victories and three draws, while also suffering three losses.

Villa sacked Di Matteo on Monday morning and Kinsella, now at Colchester reacted to the news on his personal Twitter account, claiming that MacDonald should get the role as manager.

The Midlands club have only claimed one victory in the new campaign since suffering relegation to the Championship last season.

They beat bottom of the league Rotherham in a 3-0 victory in August and have since drawn seven matches and lost two.

Villa are currently lying in 19th place in the league table, which is a position that would have disappointed many following pre-season optimism

The Villa Park outfit added nine new players into the squad during the summer, which includes Ross McCormack, Jonathan Kodjia and Albert Adomah.

In other Aston Villa news, Tony Xia has revealed on Twitter that it was a “difficult decision” for Villa to axe Roberto Di Matteo after just 11 league games as manager.