After John Terry, a premier league legend decided to leave Aston Villa football club, where he had been serving as Dean Smith’s right-hand man for three seasons, Dwight Yorke, another premier league legend striker who played at the iconic Villa Park for nine years before Manchester United signed him in 1998 for £12.6 million, expressed his interest in replacing the Chelsea Legend.

 

Speaking to The Athletic, Yorke detailed how he met with the current Aston Villa co-owner, Wes Edens. He told The Athletic that he met Wes Edens in America and described him as brilliant.

 

Dwight was very grateful that Wes Edens took the time to meet him in New York and went ahead to say that Wes Edens is a leader with an ideal vision for Aston Villa, especially with a solid drive to get Aston Villa back to the Champions League.

However, Yorke was unfortunate not to get the job, with Dean later informing him that the club wished to go with a different choice. 

 

Dean Smith was later sacked by the club and replaced by another premier league legend, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. Steven then added Coach Aaron Danks to his ranks from Anderlecht, taking Yorke entirely out of the picture.

 

Yorke,50, with all the coaching badges, including the Pro Licence, vehemently claimed that he viewed his race as a significant hindrance to him not being able to score interviews even with Sir Alex Ferguson’s help.

 

He is convinced that the time is right for him to practice football management and believe that Aston Villa would have given him the opportunity he is seeking to kick start his management career.