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Man United legend Dwight Yorke leaves Macarthur FC after just 13 games

Dwight Yorke leaves Macarthur FC after just 13 games…

  • Dwight Yorke has been sacked by Macarthur FC after just thirteen games
  • The decision came after Macarthur’s A-League defeat to Adelaide Utd
  • This was the Manchester Utd legend’s first coaching job at senior level

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Dwight Yorke’s stint as Macarthur FC coach is over after he parted ways with the club, just 13 A-League Men games into a two-year contract.

Yorke’s last game in charge was Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Adelaide United.

The former Manchester United striker met with Macarthur chairman Gino Marra on Saturday where it was decided they would agree to mutually terminate his contract.

Dwight Yorke has left his position as coach of Macarthur FC after just 13 games

The job at Macarthur was Yorke’s first foray into management after a brilliant playing career. He had earned his coaching badges at United, where Sir Alex Ferguson was his mentor.

He won the Australia Cup – the Bulls’ first piece of silverware – and picked up five league wins.

Yorke could stay in Australia, however, with A-League fighters Sydney FC looking to make an attack on the 51-year-old.

Yorke agreed to mutually part ways after the club's defeat to Adelaide United

Yorke agreed to mutually part ways after the club's defeat to Adelaide United

Yorke agreed to mutually part ways after the club’s defeat to Adelaide United

Sydney sacked Steve Corica after a disappointing start to the season, which has opened the door for Yorke, who played for the club in its inaugural A-League season in 2005.

The five-time champions are under increasing pressure after their slow start followed a terrible 2021-22 season that saw them fail to reach the final.

Macarthur’s statement admitted that Yorke would like to ‘pursue other opportunities’, further cementing speculation he could return to his old club.

“I would like to thank the chairman Gino Marra, CEO Sam Krslovic, the entire ownership group and all the staff and fans of Macarthur FC,” Yorke said on his departure.

He could return to former club Sydney FC, who have had a torrid start to the season

He could return to former club Sydney FC, who have had a torrid start to the season

He could return to former club Sydney FC, who have had a torrid start to the season

“I am leaving the football club with a great team that will continue to fight for more prize money.”

Assistant coach Russell Latapy has also left the club and Macarthur is now looking for their third manager in the space of a year after Yorke was signed to replace Ante Milicic.

Yorke’s glittering resume – which included a stint with Sydney FC in the A-League’s inaugural season – fueled more intrigue in a league and club struggling to capture attention.

He was recommended to the club by former Aston Villa teammate Mark Bosnich, who is close to Macarthur’s hierarchy.

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