Kolo Toure

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Where is Kolo Toure now?

A member of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04, Kolo Toure retired from playing in 2017 after a successful season playing in Celtic’s treble-winning side.

Toure’s impressive trophy haul includes Premier League titles with both Arsenal and Manchester City, two FA Cup wins, a Scottish Premiership title, Scottish FA and League Cups and also an African Cup of Nations winner’s trophy.

He also won 120 caps for the Ivory Coast and captained the side in the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.

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Although Celtic manager Brendon Rodgers wanted Toure to stay on at Celtic in a player-coach capacity, Toure returned to his native Ivory Coast upon the expiration of his contract.

In August 2017 the Ivorian Football Assocation announced that Toure had been appointed as assistant coach of the Ivory Coast Olympic team and under 23’s team.

Already a UEFA B licence holder, Toure was able to get hands-on experience whilst working towards obtaining his A licence.

Toure was only in the role for a matter of months before he was appointed in his current role as technical assistant at his former side Celtic.

His role at the club is to provide support on all first-team coaching matters as well as using his knowledge to assist Celtic’s various youth teams.

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Kolo Toure: Premier League Statistics

NationalityMIvory Coast
PositionDefender
Appearances353
Goals Scored12
Yellow Cards30
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com