Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has been appointed as the head coach of Australian side Macarthur FC on a two-year deal, finally beginning his managerial career in the process.
Yorke scored 200 goals in a club career that included spells at Aston Villa, Manchester United and Blackburn.
Yorke spent four seasons at Old Trafford and was a crucial part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning side in 1999.
Yorke retired from football 13 years ago but has been unable to get a managerial job despite completing his UEFA B coaching licence since 2010 and also earning the A licence and Pro licence.
“I am extremely excited in what is my first-ever senior full-time Head Coaching role, to take the reins at Macarthur FC,” Yorke told the club’s official website.
“Having played in the inaugural A-League men’s season, I have continually followed the competition, and am aware of both the footballing and fan demands in Australia.
“I look forward to adding a positive contribution and improve the game at all levels, however of course my primary focus will be with the Bulls, to deliver them success and a style of football that defined me as a player.”