‘John Terry? Really?’ – Dwight Yorke on why he should get the Aston Villa job

first_imgDwight Yorke has sent a passionate plea to Aston Villa to give him a chance as their new manager and consider his application over rumoured candidate John Terry.The former Villa striker has revealed he handed in his CV the day after Steve Bruce was dismissed last week, but fears he will again be overlooked for the top job. 4 Yorke netted 123 career goals in the Premier League – putting him 16th on the list of all-time top flight goalscorers “I won the league as a player as well under Roy Keane [at Sunderland], so I have an insight into exactly what it takes to win the Championship.“I feel I have got the right CV now to go ahead and try that and take Villa forward.“I think Villa need to think outside the box, because they’ve tried everything over the past five years.“Why not me?“I’ve seen the likes of Lampard, Gerrard, Barton, Bowyer – what have these guys got ahead of me that I haven’t got?” Dwight Yorke has pleaded with Aston Villa to give him a chance as manager Asked about the rumours linking fellow ex-Premier League stars Thierry Henry and John Terry with the job, Yorke added:  “I’ve made all the necessary moves.“I put my CV in on Thursday as soon as Brucey got the sack and to be fair I got a call back from the CEO Christian Purslow, and we had a conversation.“But now I’m still sitting by the phone, hearing that the likes of John Terry are ahead of me. 4 Yorke was ignored the last time he applied to be Villa boss, before the appointment of Bruce in 2016.He has since seen a number of players from his generation take their first steps into management, with Frank Lampard at Derby County, Steven Gerrard at Rangers, Joey Barton at Fleetwood Town and Lee Bowyer at Charlton among them.And now Yorke has revealed his frustration that former Chelsea defender John Terry appears to be one of the frontrunners for the Villa job ahead of him, despite his strong links with the club.Terry spent last season as captain under Bruce, but Yorke spent ten years as a player at Villa Park, scoring 97 goals in 284 appearances.And, if Villa are looking to go down the former player route for their next boss, he believes there is no better candidate out there than himself.“I played for ten years at Villa and I know the club inside out,” Yorke told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday.“I feel that, after Brucey did what he did but couldn’t advance the club further, they need somebody with insight of the club and who is very passionate about the club, who is going into management for the first time and who is going to be exciting and at least try to play attacking football. “I can understand Thierry Henry, because he’s into a system and I can get that, but to hear John Terry is ahead of you, I’m just thinking, ’err ok’.“But I’m trying not to read too much into it.“I’m still waiting for the call.“I’ve got more than enough experience, yes maybe not from a managerial point of view, but I feel like I’ve got something to give them that they haven’t tried.“I live in the area, I know the area, I know what the club is about.“So why not hear me out and at least try? They’ve tried everything else.” Terry is a serious contenders for the Aston Villa job, according to reports Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have both secured high profile jobs in their first forays into management 4 4last_img