Retired footballer and star striker Dwight Yorke is looking for a coaching job, and he recently spoke with the co-owner of Ashton Villa, Wes Edens, about a position. Yorke felt that he would have a good chance of getting the job, in part because he used to be one of Ashton Villa’s standout players.
Wes Edens favored Yorke for a recently opened assistant-coaching position. However, the head coach wanted to go in a different direction. The meeting between Wes Edens and Yorke took place in New York City recently and was described by all concerned as being positive and full of mutual respect between the two principals.
A quest to coach
Yorke played for both Ashton Villa and for Manchester United during his playing days. Originally from Trinidad, he is 50 years old. Yorke says that football has always been a huge part of his life, so seeking a coaching career is a natural next step now that he can no longer play on the field.
Yorke says that he is impressed by the vision Wes Edens has for the Ashton Villa program, and he feels that the club is in a strong position moving forward. As far as coaching for another team, Yorke says that he has earned all of the requisite coaching badges. While he admits that he lacks coaching experience, he has been studying coaching methods as a player for decades.
He feels that he has a good personality for being a manager, and he says he has accumulated enormous amounts of knowledge about the game over the years. Furthermore, he has spoken to many coaches about what it takes. While he is discouraged that he will not be working with Ashton Villa again in the immediate future, Yorke remains upbeat about his job search.