Dwight Yorke eager to return to Aston Villa as managerby Jack Kitson / 06 April 2016, 09:31Tweet
Dwight Yorke has hurled himself in the mix for the Aston Villa Job. The former Villan striker, who made 232 appearances for the Midlands club, may have no managerial experience to his name, but he feels that his hunger, experience of the Championship, and knowledge of the club makes him an ideal candidate for the post.
Yorke began his playing career with Villa back in 1989, and went on to score 73 goals in 232 appearances over the course of nine years - winning two League Cups - before going on to play for the likes of Man Utd, Blackburn and Birmingham.
Yorke is currently a staggering 100/1 long shot with Paddy Power, but Sky Bet have the 44-year-old priced at just 16/1 to bag the job at his former club.
Villa axed Remi Garde last month, and it's former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson who remains the 13/8 favourite to return to the dugout, followed by David Moyes, Steve Bruce, Mick McCarthy, and Chris Coleman.
It's fair to say that news of Yorke's application has been mixed...
Dwight Yorke saying he's "perfect for the Villa job" is a bit like an 18-year-old finishing his A-levels & demanding to be CEO of Apple.— Cian Carroll (@CianByName) April 6, 2016
Why does Dwight Yorke think he should get the villa job. No manager expierence at all. Go manage in the lower leagues then we will see.— 723OJ (@723OJ) April 5, 2016