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.
His 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, he returned to his native Ivory Coast upon the expiration of his contract.
In August 2017 the Ivorian Football association 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, he 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 as technical assistant at his former side Celtic once again working with Brendan Rodgers.
His role at the club was to provide support on all first-team coaching matters as well as using his knowledge to assist Celtic’s various youth teams.
In October 2017 Toure was appointed as an assistant coach to the Ivory Coast national team working alongside manager Marc Wilmots where he combined his coaching duties with the national team with his technical assistant role at Celtic.
When Rodgers left Celtic for Premier League side Leicester City in February 2019, Toure joined him in his current role as first team coach.
Kolo Toure: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com