Dwight Yorke has revealed that he will apply for the vacant Aston Villa manager’s post and that he believes he’s ideal for the role, even though has no managerial experience.
The Villans are currently without a head coach after sacking Remi Garde last week and are well on course to be relegated to the Championship after being thumped 4-0 by Chelsea on Saturday – the result leaves them 15 points adrift of safety with just six games to play.
A number of managers have since been linked with the position – David Moyes and Nigel Pearson are among the bookies’ favourites – but former Villa striker, Yorke, feels that he’s got what it takes to take charge of his hold side, even though it would be his first step into management.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the Manchester United hero claimed that he will apply for Garde’s old job, and that his knowledge of the club and experience playing in the Championship with Sunderland warrant at least an interview:
“They have tried experience, they have tried unknown managers, and they haven’t got it right,
“I have the feeling they may go for experience. I do believe experience counts for a lot of things but sometimes you need someone with the know-how of a football club and someone who can bring a spark back to the club.
“People fail to realise that I have won the Championship,
“The only time I have played outside the Premier League I won it with Sunderland so I have got a great understanding of what the Championship is as a player.
“So, not only am I familiar with the players, and the whole culture and history of Aston Villa Football Club but I am familiar with the Championship.
“I will apply [for the job] and I am doing that as we speak. I hope they will at least give me an interview.”