Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure has been named an assistant coach at Ukrainian Premier League club, Olimpik Donetsk.
The 37-year-old four time African player of the year has been in England working on his coaching badges and has now taken on his first coaching role.
Olimpik are currently seventh in the Ukrainian Premier League table and will be hoping he’ll help them in their quest to win the league.
Speaking to the club’s website, Toure said;
“I started my professional career in Donetsk. Now I am here to start my coaching path. Of course, I understand that Olimpik is not Metalurh, but I remember well how friendly and open people were in Donetsk. I am very impressed by the local mentality,”
“To be honest, even my agent was surprised when he found out that I wanted to study to be a coach in Ukraine, but I was firm in my decision.
“It is not so easy to find a place where you can calmly, without unnecessary pressure, study; where you will be accepted as a friend.”
Toure played for Barcelona but it was at Man City, where he became a club legend by helping the club win three Premier League titles.