Dwight Yorke finally gets first managerial job after Villa rejected him 3 times

Dwight Yorke has finally landed his first managerial role after being rejected by Aston Villa on three separate occasions.

The former Manchester United striker has been appointed the new manager of Australian club Macarthur FC and will takeover from current boss Ante Milicic in the summer. Yorke, who retired in 2009, holds a UEFA Pro Licence but has until now been unable to secure his first job in management.

He will now return to Australia ahead of next season, having won the title with Sydney FC during the 2005/06 season as part of his one year stay in the A-League.

The Sydney Morning Herald have reported that Yorke was recommended to the club by Manchester United staff, having spent four years at Old Trafford as a player.

Speaking via the club website, Yorke explained: “I am extremely excited in what is my first-ever senior full-time Head Coaching role, to take the reins at Macarthur FC.

“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.”

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Yorke revealed earlier in the season that he had been rejected by Villa for a third time, with the club instead opting to appoint Steven Gerrard to replace Dean Smith.

The 50-year-old said: “I have to say at this point in time, although I have a fantastic relationship with Wes (Edens, Aston Villa co-owner), I still haven't been able to get a response.

“You still would like them to say, ‘It's not possible, we have other options, maybe another time when the job becomes available again’.

“You just like to be acknowledged, but you're not even getting that. I have to be realistic, and real to myself, understanding the challenge I face as an individual getting in.

“It's not going to be as straightforward as some people have it — and that's a fact. I have to look elsewhere and try to get some managerial experience somewhere else.”

Yorke will now prepare to begin his managerial career with Macarthur, who finished seventh in the A-League this season and have former Premier League stars Adrian Mariappa and Jordan Mutch in their squad.

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