Former Aston Villa star Dwight Yorke has revealed that he is interested in becoming the next Villains boss after Steve Bruce was sacked from the position. Bruce had been the subject of criticism from a section of the supporters after helping the club to just one league win from the previous nine Championship matches and this eventually saw him being axed from his position.

Since then, a number of high-profile names including Thierry Henry and David Moyes have been associated with the role but speaking to Sky Sports, Yorke has admitted that he has submitted his resume for the vacancy, he said: “I’ve made the necessary move and I’ve sent in my CV and I’m actually trying to make contact with the chief executive of the football club. I’m doing everything on my side to make sure I’m given that opportunity to speak to them.It’s a job I’m 100% interested in, I’ve made it very clear I’d like to speak to the football club.Whether that happens or not I’m still waiting on a telephone call.”

Unlike others, Yorke has relatively no experience when it comes to managing a club team and his only coaching stint came between 2009 and 2010 where he assumed the role of an assistant manager with Trinidad & Tobago. Nonetheless, the former Champions League winner is hoping to get the elusive managerial chance with the Villains after building a huge reputation for himself as a player at the club between 1988 and 1998.

Despite the average run of form, Villa are currently just two points behind the playoff positions this campaign and the board will be hoping to recruit a new head coach at the earliest possibility to spur the club’s promotion charge once more. The West Midlands outfit make the trip to south London to face Millwall in their final game before the international break.