Former Sunderland striker Dwight Yorke has said that his former club are in need of a boost and added that he would be able to provide that if they answered his calls.
The Black Cats are currently rooted to the bottom of the Championship standings after taking just 10 points from their 16 games played thus far and they look set to experience back to back relegations after being relegated from the Premier League last season.
Yorke is desperate to get into management but is struggling to find a club that will offer him an opportunity.
He revealed that he spoke to Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain about the vacancy at the club but has not heard back.
The former Manchester United star said: “I’ve tried to get hold of Martin Bain and I’ve left a message or two to see if there’s any comeback.
“I think at this time that place needs a bit of uplift – something new, something exciting. I know they’ve gone for experience in the past, they’ve tried all that, that hasn’t quite worked out. Why not give somebody new, who’s really eager to prove to everybody that he can do a good job there?
“That’s all it is. An interview would be nice – I’m not even getting that – but I’ll still continue to work on it and see where we get.”
The club have begun interviewing candidates after sacking Simon Grayson two weeks ago along with Glynn Snodin and Ian Miller. Yorke has never managed a club though he did serve as assistant manager of the Trinadad and Tobago national team.