Yorke appointed head coach of Australian A-League club
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):
Former Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke has been appointed as head coach of Australian A-League Men’s (ALM) side Macarthur FC.
The 50-year-old former Manchester United striker has signed a deal to lead the Bulls for the next two seasons, starting July 1, in his first-ever senior full-time coaching role.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Bull’s CEO, Sam Krslovic, said Yorke’s football exposure and achievements speak volumes for themselves, and having him take up the role of head coach of the young club “is synonymous with our evolution”.
As well as playing for Manchester United, Yorke had stints with Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, and Sunderland. He also has experience in Australian football, having been Sydney FC’s marquee player in the inaugural ALM season in 2005-06.
The retired player said he is extremely excited to take the reins at Macarthur FC.
“Having played in the inaugural A-League men’s season, I have continually followed the competition and am aware of both the footballing and fan demands in Australia,” Yorke said.
“I look forward to adding a positive contribution and improving the game at all levels, however, of course, my primary focus will be with the Bulls, to deliver them success and a style of football that defined me as a player.”
Yorke replaces Ante Milicic, who stepped down after two seasons to move to Croatia.