Football: Former Red Devil Dwight Yorke keen to manage in S-League

Dwight Yorke posing for a photo at The Chamber, Capital Square, on March 11, 2016.
Dwight Yorke posing for a photo at The Chamber, Capital Square, on March 11, 2016.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Former Liverpool and Arsenal player Jermaine Pennant has already taken the first step in joining Tampines Rovers in the S-League.

Just last week, his ex-Liverpool team-mate John Arne Riise also issued a come-and-get-me plea to potentially interested S-League clubs.

Now, yet another former English Premier League player in the form of Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke is keen to make a foray into Singapore football, albeit in a managerial role.

"Right now, I'm looking to get into management and maybe a job of that nature will interest me to come to this part of the world," the 44-year-old, who scored 47 goals in 95 games for Manchester United, told The Straits Times.

"Everything in Singapore is fantastic from the great weather to the good food, and if there is a job opportunity from a managerial point of view, I might look into it."

The former Trinidad and Tobago player is in Singapore as part of Singtel's information and communications technology (ICT) contest, where six lucky business owners will get to host him alongside their customers at their shop-front on Friday and Saturday.

He also had a meet-and-greet session with fans at The Chamber at Capital Square on Friday afternoon, where he signed autographs and posed for photographs with about 100 supporters.

Yorke will continue his meet-and-greet sessions at The Chamber at Robertson Walk, Ciao at Italian Risto-Bar and The Bucket List Bar on Saturday from 4pm to 6:30pm.