Dwight Yorke takes first managerial job in Australia

Dwight Yorke takes first managerial job in Australia after Red Devils' recommendation

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has taken over as manager of Macarthur FC in the Australian A-League.

The 50-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract and will take over for Ante Milicic.

The Bulls of Macarthur concluded the season in seventh place, just missing out on the play-offs.

“I am extremely excited in what is my first-ever senior full-time head coaching role to take the reins at Macarthur FC,” said Yorke.

“Having played in the inaugural A-League men’s season, I have continually followed the competition and am aware of both the footballing and fan demands in Australia.

“I look forward to adding a positive contribution and improving the game at all levels. However, of course my primary focus will be with the Bulls, to deliver them success and a style of football that defined me as a player.”

Yorke, a former Trinidad and Tobago international scored 123 goals in the English Premier League during his time with Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland, and Manchester United.

He was a member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning team in 1999.

The Man Utd icon gained his coaching badges with the Red Devils who have helped kickstart his new career by recommending him to the Bulls.

Yorke will have a preview into life as a manager when he takes charge of the A-League Allstars for their upcoming game against Barcelona.