Villa are on the lookout for a new manager following Tim Sherwood’s sacking, and former striker and Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray has told talkSPORT (aired Thursday, 07:30) that Dwight Yorke could be a good option for the Midlands side if named alongside a more experienced coach.
The former Villa striker said: “They need a cool head, an experienced head, someone who knows the league. Dwight Yorke loves the club, he’s got his coaching badges, he’s young and fresh - but not on his own. He could do it along with an experienced head.”
Yorke has thrown his hat into the ring to take charge of Villa, as reported by the Guardian, telling the management staff of the club that he would be a great option rather than seeing the Midlands side go out and hire a veteran coach.
Yorke has his coaching badges, but he has yet to take any sort of role with a club, and being named manager of a Premier League side would be an incredibly hard task. Especially considering the form that Villa have been in this season, which sees them with just one win in the Premier League and currently sitting bottom of the league table.
Gray has no issues with Yorke potentially taking charge, although the former striker does believe that if the 43-year-old is named manager, it needs to be alongside a more experienced head as well.
He does not believe Yorke would be able to fulfil the role by himself, but he wants to see the Trinidad legend given a chance alongside someone who knows the Premier League as a manager.
Villa need someone to revive their season and their fortunes, and that man could be Yorke. However, he could be far too inexperienced for the role, and whilst he deserves the chance to get into coaching, he needs someone to help him in these early stages of his career.