Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke appointed Macarthur FC A-League Men coach

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has been confirmed as the new head coach of A-League (ALM) men’s club Macarthur FC.

Yorke has signed a deal to lead the Bulls for the next two ALM seasons in what will be the former Trinidad and Tobago international’s first senior coaching role.

He will replace Ante Milicic, who resigned after two seasons as the Bulls’ foundation coach to move to Croatia for family reasons.

Yorke is no stranger to Australian rules football, having been Sydney FC’s star player in the inaugural ALM season in 2005/06 as the Sky Blues won the inaugural Championship.

“Having played in the first men’s A-League season, I have continuously followed the competition and am aware of the demands of football and the fans in Australia,” Yorke said in a statement.

“I look forward to adding a positive contribution and improving the game at all levels, however, of course, my main focus will be with the Bulls, to deliver them success and a style of football that defines me as a player. than a player.”

Yorke scored 123 English Premier League goals during his playing career and was part of the United side that won the 1998/99 European Champions League title.

As well as playing for United, Yorke has had stints at Aston Villa, Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sunderland.

After reaching the final in their inaugural season in 2020/21, the Bulls missed out on the play-offs this season, finishing seventh in the standings.

Yorke will also coach A-League All Stars in a friendly against Spanish giants Barcelona in Sydney on May 25.

AAP

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