Four Time African Player of the Year Reacts After Landing Premier League Job

Four Time African Player of the Year Reacts After Landing Premier League Job

  • Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure has been confirmed as the Tottenham Hotspur U16 coach after joining the club at the start of the year
  • The former Manchester City star and three-time Premier League winner will be working with the U16's for the new season
  • Yaya Toure recently acquired his coaching badges after his illustrious football career came to an end

Yaya Toure has expressed delight after landing his first coaching role at Tottenham Hotspur as he begins his career as a manager.

The former Ivory Coast and Manchester City legend has been confirmed as the U16 coach of Spurs for the new season.

The four-time African Footballer of the Year took to social media to share his excitement as he takes baby steps in his coaching journey.

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Yaya Toure has expressed delight after being named Tottenham Hotspur academy coach. Credit: @YayaToure
Source: Twitter
"I am delighted to be working at Tottenham Hotspur alongside brilliant coaches and young players. Everyone at the Academy and across the Club has made me feel very welcome. Thanks also to my friend and advisor Leon Mann for his support here. Let’s do this! COYS!!,' wrote Toure on Twitter.

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The former Ivory Coast captain had an illustrious football career, where he won several titles, including the English Premier League three times and the UEFA Champions League with Barcelona in 2009.

He also won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast in 2015, after helping the Elephants beat Ghana in the finals.

Yaya Toure also won the African Player of the Year award four times.

"Three-time Premier League winner Yaya Touré has taken up the role of Under-16s Coach. The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder, who has tasted glory in the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, the FA Cup, League Cup and Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast during a glittering playing career, had an initial spell working with our Academy staff during the second half of last season," wrote Spurs on their official website.

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Tottenham set to appoint Yaya Toure as academy coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that African football great, Yaya Toure, is set to be named Tottenham Hotspur youth team coach ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The Manchester City legend has been working with Tottenham's developmental team since December as he acquired his coaching badges.

And according to the Evening Standard, the 39-year-old is set to join the North London club's coaching staff on a permanent deal.

Source: SportsBrief.com