Wednesday Jun 16, 2021. 10:00
Legendary Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has been appointed as an assistant coach at Russian Premier League club FK Akhmat.
The 38-year-old tactician began his coaching career at Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk having been appointed in February 2021.
Toure left the position as the assistant coach after four months at Donetsk with the club narrowly avoiding relegation as they finished 13th on the 14-team log.
The former FC Barcelona snd Manchester City star has been handed a one-year deal that will see him at Akhmat for the 2021/22 season.
Toure will work under head coach Andrei Talalayev, who has been in charge of the team since July 2020.
“Former footballer Yaya Toure has joined the coaching staff of the Thunderbirds. Head coach Andrey Talalaev will determine his duties as an assistant,” a club statement read.
“The contract with the specialist is calculated until the end of the 2021-22 season.”
“Yaya has played for teams such as Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Monaco, Olympiacos, Barcelona and Manchester City.”
“We welcome Yaya Toure and say to him: ‘welcome to Ahmat.’”
Toure is widely considered to be one of the greatest African players of all time having been voted CAF African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.