Former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker has indicated his interest fill the vacant managerial seat at Villa Park following the axing of Tim Sherwood on Sunday.
Sherwood was dismiss by Villa on Sunday following a dismal start to the season that sees them seat bottom of the Barclays Premier League.
Villa are reportedly in talks with former Lyon boss Remi Garde but Yorke who scored 97 goals in 294 games for the club between 1989 to 1998 before moving to Manchester United wants his shot at the job.
“There are young people ready to break into management and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t put my name in the hat.
“People will say I don’t have any experience, but we’ve seen people with experience go in there and struggle to do a job.
“I know that club inside out and I’ve looked at the squad, there’s enough in there to get them out of this position and there’s enough time as well.
“It’s whether the owners are prepared to give an aspiring young manager an opportunity. You look at the managers available now, it’s a merry-go-round.
“In the 30 years I’ve been involved in football it’s been the same people getting job after job, so why are young managers doing all their coaching badges but not getting that opportunity?” Yorke told Talksport.
Meanwhile, former Manchester United boss David Moyes has been favored to replace Sherwood while recently dismissed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also in the running according to reports.