Dwight Yorke has told Talksport that he has applied for the vacant Sunderland head coach job though none of his calls have been returned.

The Sunderland job has been vacant after previous head coach Simon Grayson was sacked after a disastrous reign where they only won one game since dropping from the Premier League last season. The new man will have an incredibly tough job as he will have to guide the Black Cats out of danger as well as rebuild them for the future.

And while the favourites for the job are Ally McCoist and Paul Heckingbottom, a former player has also revealed that he wants to be the manager of Sunderland. Yorke finished his career with Sunderland after scoring six goals in 59 appearances. He even spent a short time as a coach for the club after the sacking of Roy Keane before leaving in 2009.

Now he wants to return to be the manager of the club despite having no experience of that job, though even though he has applied for the role, he hasn’t heard anything back.

He said: “I have tried to get hold of [chief executive]Martin Bain and left a message or two to see if there is any comeback.”

“The place needs a lift, something new, something exciting.”

“They have gone for experience in the past. They have tried that and it hasn’t quite worked out. Why not give it to someone new who is really eager to prove he can do the job?”

“An interview would be nice. I will still continue to work at that and see where I get.”

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