Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke named Macarthur FC A-League Men manager

Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke has been confirmed as the new manager of A-League Men’s (ALM) club Macarthur FC.

Yorke has signed a contract to lead the Bulls for the next two seasons of ALM, in what will be the former Trinidadian’s first senior coaching role.

He will replace Ante Milicic, who stepped down after two seasons as head coach at the Bulls’ foundation to move to Croatia for family reasons.

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

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

“I look forward to adding a positive contribution and improving the game at every level, however it is clear that my main focus will be on the Bulls, to deliver them success and a style of football that has defined me as a player.”

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

In addition to playing for United, Yorke had spells at Aston Villa, Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sunderland.

After reaching the Finals in their inaugural 2020/21 season, the Bulls missed the play-offs this season, finishing 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.


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