Kolo Toure becomes assistant coach for Ivory Coast
By Press Association
Last Updated: 05/10/17 11:53pm
Kolo Toure has been appointed as an assistant coach to the Ivory Coast national team.
The former Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City defender will work under ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has announced.
The posting comes soon after the 36-year-old, who retired from playing in the summer, took up a role on the backroom staff of his last club Celtic.
Toure won the African Nations Cup as a player for the Ivory Coast in 2015.
They will face Mali in their next World Cup qualifier on Friday.
A statement from the FIF read: "He will take on the role of coach Marc Wilmots' assistant from the Mali-Cote d'Ivoire match of October 6, 2017."
Toure's bother Yaya, the Manchester City midfielder, tweeted: "Very happy to see my big bro Kolo is Cote d'Ivoire assistant coach. Excellent."
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