Manchester United legend and former Sydney FC star Dwight Yorke says he “would love” to manage an A-League club.
Yorke was asked on 1170 SEN Drive whether he would be interested in managing the Western Sydney Wanderers, who could be on the market for a new coach for next season.
The Wanderers sacked Carl Robinson and replaced him with Mark Rudan for the rest of the 2021/2022 season.
“I have to say I’m obviously flattered that the fact I’ve been asked about taking a high-profile job in Australia,” Yorke said.
“Everyone knows that I’m trying to get into management, I’ve completed my coaching badges, I’ve got all the qualifications.
“There’s a reason why I’ve done that, I’ve studied the art of management, I’ve spoken to various managers, been to a lot of seminars.
“The answer to your question is yes. I’m looking to try and get into management and Australia is a place I know extremely well.
“I have good fond memories of the place and I would love to have an opportunity to manage in the A-League, without a doubt.”
Yorke, who currently resides in Dubai, is willing to make sacrifices to get his start in management.
“Football is really where I want to be, I think I’ve made that very clear now,” the former Aston Villa striker and Trinidad and Tobago captain said.
“There are sacrifices that you have to make and if you want to be a coach you have to sacrifice these other jobs that I’ve got.
“I’ve got to go to my bosses to get permission of course, I’m sure they won’t disapprove of what I’m trying to do, but football is in my blood, it’s what I know, and I feel management is even more so now.
“I feel like I’m more prepared.”
Yorke spent one season at Sydney FC, captaining the club to a maiden A-League title in the competition’s inaugural season in 2005/2006.
The 50-year-old also won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a Champions League with Manchester United plus a League Cup with Villa.