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Dwight Yorke applies for the Aston Villa job

Dwight Yorke applies for the Aston Villa job

It appears that there has been a lot of interest in Aston Villa’s vacant managerial position and it seems a former club star has put his name in the ring for the position.

According to a report by Sky Sports, Dwight Yorke has confirmed that he has applied for the role following the dismissal of Steve Bruce earlier in the week.

“It’s a job I’m 100% interested in, I’ve made it very clear I’d like to speak to the football club. Whether that happens or not I’m still waiting on a telephone call,” he revealed to Sky Sports.

“I’ve made the necessary move and I’ve sent in my CV and I’m actually trying to make contact with the chief executive of the football club so I’m doing everything on my side to make sure I’m given that opportunity to speak to that football club.”

The Trinidad and Tobago legend played for Villa in a nine-year spell, prior to joining Manchester United, and helped guide them lift the League Cup in 1996.

Despite having netted 73 goals in 232 appearances for the club, Yorke became a controversial figure during his time at Villa Park, especially when the Old Trafford club came calling.

He pushed for a move that angered then-manager John Gregory and the club’s fans, who took a further dislike to him when he joined Birmingham City in 2004, before heading to Australia to play for Sydney.

The Verdict:

Yorke is still a fairly controversial figure for the fans at Villa Park to this day and his lack of managerial experience certainly is not what they need at the moment.

The Villans have won just once in their last ten matches across all competitions and they will need someone that can turn the ship around immediately.

It is not the first time Yorke has applied for the Aston Villa job, having lost out to Bruce initially, however, it is unlikely the club will turn to the 46-year-old with so many other options being linked in the media.

Aston Villa fans – thoughts?

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