The Aston Villa fans are gathered at the bar in The Transfer Tavern this evening and they are discussing comments made by a former player of the club.
Talksport held an exclusive interview with Dwight Yorke who revealed he wants to be the club’s next manager.
Yorke, who had a successful time as a player with the club, thinks that his knowledge will help the fallen Midlands club bounce straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
The former striker also revealed in the interview that he has the full backing of Sir Alex Ferguson, who believes he would be an ideal choice for the role. During the interview Yorke said:
“They have tried experience, they have tried unknown managers, and they haven’t got it right. I have the feeling they may go for experience. I do believe experience counts for a lot of things but sometimes you need someone with the know-how of a football club and someone who can bring a spark back to the club.”
“And what people fail to realise is that I have won the Championship. The only time I have played outside the Premier League I won it with Sunderland so I have got a great understanding of what the Championship is as a player. So, not only am I familiar with the players, and the whole culture and history of Aston Villa Football Club, but I am familiar with the Championship.”
“I will apply [for the job] and I am doing that as we speak. I hope they will at least give me an interview. I have gained a wealth of experience, I have played under great managers and I spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson about this job and he is endorsing me. He believes I can do it.”
“I believe I can do it and it is about giving me the opportunity of at least having an interview.”
The Aston Villa fans in The Tavern are not convinced that Yorke would be the right man for the job, and believe that it will take someone with vast experience in the Championship to make them a promotion challenger next season.
Villa fans, who should you give the job to? Let us know in the comments below!