Macarthur FC today announced that former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke will be its new head coach.

Yorke’s appointment for two seasons commencing on 1 July 2022 finally puts to rest the big question mark as to who will fill Ante Milicic’s big shoes. (Milicic stepped down after two seasons as the Bulls’ foundation coach to move to Croatia for family reasons.)

“I am extremely excited in what is my first-ever senior full-time Head Coaching role, to take the reins at Macarthur FC,” Yorke said.

Dwight Yorke is no stranger to Australian football having been Sydney FC’s marquee player in the inaugural ALM season in 2005-06, as the Sky Blues went on to win the first ALM grand final.

“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,” the ex-Trinidad and Tobago international said.

“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.”

As well as playing for the Red Devils, Yorke had stints at Aston Villa, Blackburn, Birmingham City and Sunderland. He scored 123 goals in the English Premier League during his playing career and was part of the United team which claimed the 1999 European Champions League title.

Welcoming Yorke to his club, Bull’s CEO, Sam Krslovic said, “Dwight’s football exposure and achievements speak volumes for themselves. As a young club, the appointment of Dwight is synonymous with our evolution.”