With Aston Villa having sacked Steve Bruce as manager on Wednesday, Dwight Yorke is putting his name forward as the man for the job at Villa Park.
“I am putting my name in the hat for the manager’s job at Aston Villa. It’s no secret that I have been interested in the position,” Yorke said via his website on Wednesday.
Yorke is currently a member of the FIFA football development committee and holds a UEFA A coaching badge.
Villa sacked Bruce in a major move by the Championship club’s new owners, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens. Bruce’s stormy reign at Villa Park has come to an end after nearly two years in charge, with new chief executive Christian Purslow leading the search for a replacement.
Former Villa defender John Terry, Thierry Henry and Brentford’s Dean Smith are emerging as early contenders to succeed Bruce, according to the English press. Villa are aiming to make an appointment before the home game against Swansea on October 20.