Date: 12th October 2018 at 9:00am
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Just like night becomes day and the fact we all have full taxes to pay (unless you’re Donald Trump or some US businesses it seems who operate in the UK but base themselves in Ireland) former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke threw his hat in the ring once again as we dispensed with the services of former manager Steve Bruce.

I’m sure we’ve all seen his quotes, there were a number of sets of quotes as he tried to land the job by speaking to as many media outlets as possible – some might even say as a way of making up for a lack of experience – but these are from Talksport in an interview on Wednesday morning.

“For me, I know Villa inside and out, what the youth system is about. I felt after Brucey was not able to advance them further they need someone with an inside knowledge of the club, who is passionate, who is going into management for the first time, who is exciting, who is trying to play attacking football, who won the league with Roy Keane. I’ve got the CV. Villa need to think outside the box. Why not? I’ve seen Gerrard, Lampard, Joey Barton, Lee Bowyer, what have they got that I haven’t got?”

It’s too easy to say a CV I feel, but what do I know, I’ve never played the game professionally so I’ll lean on a man who has the stature to be leant on…

Carlton Palmer may have split fans of my age and those around me during his playing days, but he is absolutely spot on. For fairness, Yorke has a short spell with his country as an assistant and yes, that is experience. It’s not league experience however, you don’t get the pick of everyone available, you get to make the most of what is.

Yorke seems to miss this everytime the job comes up and feels unfairly done by. If Stan Petrov truly applied for the job, should he feel hard done by? Or is he going to go out and continue his education in a new role in football?

I’m betting Petrov will, and he’s already proven an Under 23 role isn’t beyond him and I’d expect him to return to one shortly as he keeps taking his next steps.

Yorke won’t, as Palmer comfortably points out.

Give you a tip, if you want the job, become the best man for it – not by spending hours on FIFA and running to the media.

 

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