Dwight Yorke to coach A League side
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):
Former Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke has been appointed as head coach of Australian A League side Macarthur FC.
The 50-year-old former Manchester United striker has signed a deal to lead the Bulls for the next two seasons, starting July 1, in his first-ever senior full-time coaching role.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Bulls' Chief Executive Officer Sam Krslovic said Yorke's football exposure and achievements speak volumes for themselves and having him take up the role of head coach of the young club "is synonymous with our evolution".
As well as playing for Manchester United, Yorke had stints with Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and Sunderland. He also has experience in Australian football, having been Sydney FC's marquee player in the inaugural A League season in 2005-06.
"Having played in the inaugural A League season, I have continually followed the competition, and am aware of both the footballing and fan demands in Australia," Yorke said. "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 replaces Ante Milicic who stepped down after two seasons to move to Croatia.