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

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

Yorke has signed a deal to lead the Bulls for the next two ALM seasons in what will be the ex-Trinidad and Tobago international’s first senior coaching role.

He replaces Ante Milicic, who stepped down as coach of the Bulls after two seasons to move to Croatia for family reasons.

Yorke is no stranger to Australian football as he was Sydney FC’s big player in the inaugural ALM season in 2005/06 when the Sky Blues won their first championship.

“I have played in the first A-League Men’s season and I have continuously monitored the competition and am aware of both the football and fan demands in Australia,” Yorke said in a statement.

“I look forward to making a positive contribution and improving the game at all levels, but of course my primary focus will be with the Bulls, to bring them success and a style of football that defined me as a player.”

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

In addition to playing for United, Yorke has also played for Aston Villa, Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sunderland.

After reaching the finals in their first season in 2020/21, the Bulls missed the playoffs this season, finishing seventh on the ladder.

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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