Aston Villa

Aston Villa legend hopeful over shock appointment in vacant role, has very limited experience


The Aston Villa fans who are gathered around the bar in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing comments made by a former player with regards to the vacant managerial position at their club.

It really would be a shock.

During an interview with talkSPORT, former Villa striker Dwight Yorke confirmed he had applied for the position and was hopeful he would be invited for an interview at the very least.

The 44-year old has announced that he has the full backing of his former manager at Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson who thinks the former striker is more than capable of bringing success to the Midlands club.

He started his career with the club back in the late 1980s after being discovered by Graham Taylor and impressed the legendary Scot at Old Trafford enough to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams

Villa were meekly relegated from the top flight last season have just been taken over by Dr Tony Xia and it remains to see what direction the new owner will go in with regards to the vacant position at the club.

“When Remi Garde left, I felt I was going to get an interview but that was put on hold”, revealed Yorke.

“The new owners that have taken over now probably have a different direction but I am still hopeful they will give me that opportunity [of an interview].”

The only experience he has managerially is a brief stint as an assistant coach with the Trinidad & Tobago national side over half a decade ago.


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