Yaya Toure to coach at Olimpik Donetsk

Yaya Toure to coach at Olimpik Donetsk
Yaya Toure

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jan 22, 2021. 16:00

Ivorian legend Yaya Toure is set to join Ukrainian club FC Olimpik Donetsk as a coach.

This is according to football agent Dimitry Seluk, who managed Toure during his illustrious playing career.

Seluk has claimed that his former client will join the coaching crew of the club which is campaigning in the Ukrainian Premier League.

“Yaya Toure will join the coaching staff of FC Olympic Donetsk,” Seluk said on Goal.

This comes after Toure revealed that plans to secure his coaching badges as he prepares for life as a football manager.

The 37-year-old is currently a free agent since he left Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai in January 2020 having helped the club secure promotion to Chinese Super League.

Toure also disclosed that he has been learning from youth coaches at English Championship clubs Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and Blackburn Rovers.

The former Manchester City star split with his controversial long-time agent Seluk in August 2019.

It was reported that pair had a difference of opinion on the direction of the midfielder’s career after Toure joined Huanghai.

Huanghai were playing in the second tier of Chinese football at the time in May 2019, but Toure helped the team gain promotion.

Seluk is known to have facilitated Toure’s moves to Greek giants Olympiakos, French Ligue 1 side Monaco and Spanish football heavyweights FC Barcelona.

He also brokered the former Ivory Coast captain’s move to Toure to the English giants Manchester City in 2010.

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