Dwight Yorke has revealed that he could not even get an interview for football management despite having Sir Alex Ferguson as his mentor.
Raheem Sterling had questioned the lack of black managers within football, as Dwight Yorke admitted the struggles he’s endured while trying to get into football management.
Sterling had backed anti-racism protests in Britain after the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
“It’s a fact that Sir Alex Ferguson, who’s been tremendous and like a father figure I’ve always said and to this day remains when I applied for the Villa job, I went into his office and told him exactly what I was trying to do,” Yorke told beIN Sports.
“He gave me some experience, he told me what I needed to do and I picked his brain. At the same time, he picked the phone up and rang [Aston] Villa for me to give his recommendation.”
Yorke pointed to the lack of black, Asian and ethnic minority coaches currently working within the Premier League.
“You have seen, on the other hand, white players given that platform with very little experience, straight into management.
“Yet we haven’t seen a black manager in the Premier League. I would go as far as to say look at the backroom staff. There’s probably not even a black person in backroom staff as well. There is a serious issue here,” Yorke added.
“I’m going to fight this all the way. I’m still very hopeful.