Ex-Man United star Dwight Yorke wants to be new Sunderland boss

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Former Sunderland star Dwight Yorke says he would be interested in the Sunderland job if Dick Advocaat quits at the end of the season.

The former striker completes his coaching qualifications this year, and believes he has unfinished business at the Stadium of Light .

Yorke, speaking to Kikka.com, said: “I feel that I’m in a good place now that it is something that would be very appealing to me if and when that job does come about maybe it is something that I would really consider looking into.

“I take football very seriously and I’ve learnt a lot over the years being a professional player for a number of years, been part of a backroom staff, learning my coaching badges and I feel that one day, given the chance, the opportunity may come along at Sunderland. It would be a team of great interest to me because I feel I’ve got unfinished business there.

“At the moment we know Dick Advocaat is the manager there and we wish him well. Again they are a club that I have a great deal of admiration for.

“I had three years at Sunderland at pretty much the end of my career but despite all that I had a really good relationship, of course with Roy Keane being the manager who brought me into the club.

It would be a team of great interest to me because I feel I’ve got unfinished business there.

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“I’ve seen from the outside, when I turned up at the Sunderland training ground thinking ‘I’m not sure about this’ but when I got there to my surprise the facilities and the surroundings and everything else, you hear all these rumours about being in Sunderland, but when I got there it is actually unbelievable.

“In terms of fans, if you’re doing well you get over 40,000 people in the stadium which is incredible in the North East there. We know Newcastle are just up the road but the passion that the fans show is just incredible. They support the team through and through whether it is in the Championship or the Premier League.

“For now I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing but who’s to say that one day I couldn’t be the Sunderland manager?”