Dwight Yorke wants to be Sunderland boss - says Martin Bain has ignored his calls

Rangers Chief Executive Martin Bain attends the service to commemorate the 40th Anniversary Memorial of the Ibrox Disaster  held at the Ibrox stadium on January 3, 2011 In Glasgow, United...

Yorke helped Sunderland to promotion in 2007.

Dean Whitehead (left) and Dwight Yorke (right) celebrate as Sunderland win the league title after the Coca-Cola Championship match between Luton Town and Sunderland at Kenilworth Road on...

Dwight Yorke has contacted Sunderland about the club's vacant manager's position.

Yorke finished his career at Sunderland, spending three years at the Stadium of Light between 2006 and 2009.

The 46-year-old has since spent time as assistant manager of his native Trinidad & Tobago, but is yet to land a number one role of his own.

Nevertheless, Yorke still believes he has something to offer Sunderland, who sacked Simon Grayson two weeks ago.

When asked if he was putting his name in the Stadium of Light frame, Yorke told Talksport on Tuesday (11:17): "Well I am, I've tried to get hold of [chief executive] Martin Bain and I've left a message or two to see if there's any comeback.

Rangers Chief Executive Martin Bain attends the service to commemorate the 40th Anniversary Memorial of the Ibrox Disaster  held at the Ibrox stadium on January 3, 2011 In Glasgow, United...

"I think at this time that place needs a bit of uplift - something new, something exciting. I know they've gone for experience in the past, they've tried all that, that hasn't quite worked out. Why not give somebody new, who's really eager to prove to everybody that he can do a good job there?

"That's all it is. An interview would be nice - I'm not even getting that - but I'll still continue to work on it and see where we get."

Former Sunderland players Ally McCoist and Paul Heckingbottom are the latest to be linked with Grayson's old job.

McCoist knows Bain from his time at Rangers, whom he led to back-to-back promotions between 2012 and 2014, but has remained out of work since leaving Ibrox the following year.

Paul Heckingbottom manager of Barnsley looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Heckingbottom, on the other hand, is currently in charge of Sunderland's Championship rivals, Barnsley.

The 40-year-old has held the position for less than two years, but has already won one promotion and a Football League Trophy as well as having established the Reds as a Championship side once more.

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