Dwight Yorke ‘is set to be named manager of Macarthur FC with Manchester United legend on the verge of agreeing two-year deal after Red Devils recommended former striker’s services to A-League club’
- Dwight Yorke is set to take his first managerial job with A-League’s Macarthur FC
- The 50-year-old was the first high-profile player to move to Australia in 2005
- Yorke has his coaching badges and Man United recommended him to the club
Dwight Yorke will begin his managerial career at Macarthur FC with the Manchester United legend reportedly on the verge of agreeing a two-year deal to coach the A-League club.
Yorke was the first high-profile footballer to venture Down Under when he joined Sydney FC 17 years ago, and the Sydney Morning Herald reports that he is making a return to Australia.
The 50-year-old is understood to be close to completing talks with Sydney-based Macarthur FC, with the club searching for a replacement for departing boss Ante Milicic.
Man Utd legend Dwight Yorke is reportedly on the verge of being named Macarthur manager
Yorke – who spent four years at Manchester United – gained his coaching badges with the Red Devils and has been searching for an opportunity to make his first steps into management.
Macarthur have jumped at the chance of recruiting Yorke, with United recommending the 50-year-old’s services. While the deal is not complete yet, the same outlet reports that all that awaits is the signing of paperwork.
Yorke will take charge of the A-League All Stars when they take on Barcelona at the end of the month. He told ESPN recently that he had pinpointed the A-League as a good competition to start his career in.
The 50-year-old spent a year in Australia as a player, when he signed for Sydney FC in 2005
Now he has gained his coaching badges and wants to take his first job in football management
‘I’m announcing to the world – with the [APL] and Danny [Townsend, the APL’s managing director] giving me that opportunity – that I’m finally qualified and ready for a leading role,’ Yorke said.
‘I think that will make some headlines. And then if there is an opportunity that does present itself then I have to look at it.’
Yorke won the A-League title in the competition’s inaugural season back in 2005, before returning to England after being signed by Sunderland.
The likes of Alessandro del Piero, David Villa and Daniel Sturridge have followed in Yorke’s footsteps and played for clubs in the A-League.