Andy Cole tweets on possible candidates for Aston Villa role

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Andy Cole throws Dwight Yorke's name into the hat for possible replacements for Remi Garde at Aston Villa.

Manchester United legend Andy Cole has questioned whether managerless Aston Villa should consider turning to their former striker Dwight Yorke to replace the recently-sacked Remi Garde.

The Villans parted company with Garde on Tuesday night after just six months in charge, with Villa rock bottom of the Premier League table and 12 points adrift of safety.

A whole host of established managerial figures have been linked to the role in recent days and weeks, but Cole, who played alongside Yorke at Old Trafford, also threw the 44-year-old's name out there.


Yorke, who hung up his boots in 2009, has no hard managerial experience, though he did briefly serve in an assistant manager role for Sunderland and later Trinidad and Tobago national team.


But the legendary marksman, who left Villa in 1998 after nine years in the West Midlands, may be an unlikely candidate, given how weak his CV would look compared to the likes of David Moyes or Steve Bruce.


Hull City sent a warning to Villa over Bruce earlier on Wednesday, suggesting that they need not bother approaching the Tigers boss.

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