Man Utd legends Dwight Yorke and Steve Bruce eyeing unlikely management returns | Football

Dwight Yorke wants a crack at management in English football (Picture: Getty Images)

Dwight Yorke wants to take over as Sunderland manager, while Steve Bruce fancies the vacant South Korea job as the Manchester United legends are keen to get back into work.

Both would be considered quite leftfield choices for the roles, especially Yorke, who has held just one position in management since hanging up his boots in 2009.

That came with Australian side Macarthur FC, where he was in charge for 19 games from July 2022 to January 2023.

It would be a remarkable move from there to Sunderland boss, but the position is up for grabs after Michael Beale was sacked earlier this week.

Yorke played for the Black Cats at the end of his career from 2006-09 and he would love to return to the club in the dugout.

‘I would just like the opportunity to manage Sunderland,’ Yorke told Gambling Zone. ‘I’ve played for this club and it would be nice to go back to Sunderland but it doesn’t mean that I’d rule out managing another club in the EFL.

‘I have to be open-minded to the challenge I’d have to take on.’

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Steve Bruce has been out of work since leaving West Brom in 2022 (Picture: Getty Images)

Bruce is also looking to get back into management having been out of work since a short spell in charge of West Brom ended in October 2022.

The Mirror report that the 63-year-old is interested in replacing Jurgen Klinsmann as South Korea manager after the German was sacked because of an unsuccessful Asian Cup campaign.

The report states that the veteran boss is keen to get back into work after a break and is being discussed as a potential candidate for the role.


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