Aston Villa have confirmed first-team coach Kevin MacDonald is to leave the club.
MacDonald has brought to an end a 17-year association with the club following the appointment of Paul Lambert as manager.
The 51-year-old, who had a brief stint in caretaker charge at the start of the 2010/11 season following the departure of Martin O'Neill, worked alongside Alex McLeish last season, while he also coached the reserve team.
MacDonald told the club's official website: "I've had an incredible 17 years at Aston Villa, one of the biggest clubs in the country, and wish to thank all the staff and players I have worked with during my time at the club.
"I wish Aston Villa every success in the future."