Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke appointed as Macarthur FC A-League Men’s manager

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has been confirmed as the new head coach of A-League Men’s (ALM) 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 & Tobago international’s first senior coaching role.

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

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

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

“I hope to add a positive contribution and improve the game on all levels, however of course my main focus will be with the Bulls, to bring them success and a style of football that defines me as a player.”

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

As well as playing for United, Yorke played for Aston Villa, Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sunderland.

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

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

AAP

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