Man United legend Dwight Yorke has been raising a few eyebrows in the Rangers support by claiming he is the man to break the Old Firm dominance with Aberdeen.
The legendary former Trinidad and Tobago striker, now 51, was speaking after links to the Pittodrie job following the sacking of Jim Goodwin.
A manager himself – having most recently been sacked from A-League Macarthur – the links are a surprise but that hasn’t stopped Dwight Yorke commenting on the job at Aberdeen.
The former Aston Villa and Blackburn forward reckons that if given the opportunity, he could be the man to break the Rangers and Celtic stranglehold on the Scottish game.
The Dons were the last non-Old Firm side to win the Scottish top flight, with their last title coming in 1985.
This also comes after after ex-Man United keeper Mark Bosnich claimed his former teammate could help Aberdeen win the Europa Conference League.
Dwight Yorke eyes title with Aberdeen
“I could break Celtic and Rangers’ hold on the SPFL if given the Aberdeen job,” Dwight Yorke told OLBG.
“Mark Bosnich is a good friend, I promise I haven’t paid him to say I can win the Europa Conference League with Aberdeen!
“We know that Celtic and Rangers have had a stranglehold over the league for years and no one has been able to break that hold.
“There is a good opportunity for me to break that hold in the right setting with the right backing.
“I can understand the high expectation because that is how I am as an individual, things aren’t impossible. Before anything happens, I have to get the job first, this is just based on what Mark Bosnich has said.
“It’s a privilege to be linked with the Aberdeen job. As a manager, you can’t disregard any kind of job.
“Aberdeen are obviously a big club with a great history, they had arguably the greatest manager in English history, Sir Alex Ferguson.
“It’s a privilege to be linked to such a club like Aberdeen, whether anything will materialise then that’s a different story.”
Whilst you’ve got to give it Dwight Yorke for being bold, there is more chance of pigs flying over Pittodrie than Aberdeen halting the dominance of Rangers and Celtic in Scotland.
Aberdeen have just appointed ex-Motherwell CEO Alan Burrows to the same role in the northeast, with caretaker Barry Robson, ex-Celtic boss Neil Lennon and ex-Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder all linked to the manager’s job.
Meanwhile, Rangers have been handed a contract boost with Alfredo Morelos.