Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has taken over as manager of Macarthur FC in Australia’s A-League.
The 50-year-old has agreed to a two-year contract and will take over for Ante Milicic. The Macarthur Bulls finished the season in seventh place, just missing out on the playoffs.
“I am extremely excited in what is my first-ever senior full-time head coaching role to take the reins at Macarthur FC,” said Yorke.
“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 improving 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.”
Yorke, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, scored 123 goals in the English Premier League while playing for Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland, and United.
He was a member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning team in 1999.