Yaya Toure To Become Coach - Agent Announces Player's Retirement - Football News (ZW)


Yaya Toure To Become Coach - Agent Announces Player's Retirement

Former Manchester City and Barcelona Central-Midfielder Yaya, Toure's agent has announced 'his' retirement after spending over 15 years playing in top flight leagues.

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Yaya's retirement was announced by his agent, Dmitry Selyuk.

Yaya Toure is said to be moving on to coaching, and is in the process of getting  his qualifications and badges and according to Russian sports media - Sport24 Yaya Toure could start his coaching career in Russia.

Yaya Toure scored over 120 goals from 'midfield positions' in a lucrative career in which he played for, Beveren in the years (2001-03), Metalurh Donetsk (2003-05), Olympiacos (2005-06), Monaco (2006-07), Barcelona (2007-10), Manchester City (2010-18), and his last club being Olympiakos in the year (2018 ). 

Yaya Toure is amongst the top African players, having won the Africa Africa Cup of Nations with Cote de Voire in 2015, winning Africa's Footballer of the Year four times successively, and being included in Caf's Team of the Year for seven years from 2008 to the year 2015.

He appeared 101 times for Ivory Coast in competitive matches, scoring 19 (while playing in the midfield).

Yaya Toure's agent, Selyuk;

"I say this for the first time: Yaya decided to end his career as a champion.

'The farewell match, when he won the Premier League title with Manchester City was, in principle, the real end of his playing career. Not only in this team, but in general."

"Yaya is one of the best players in Africa and he had one of the brightest careers in the history of African football."

'Therefore, he should also leave football beautifully, at the peak. We talked for a long time on this topic.
'Of course, every football player wants to play for as long as possible. In terms of his physical condition, Yaya could do this at a sufficiently high level for another five years.

"But we came to the conclusion that he, the football player who played for Barcelona and Manchester City, could not lower the bar."

"We see many players who continue their careers at a mature age, and this is commendable. But Yaya and I chose a different path - to leave as a champion and start a new stage in life as a career as a coach."

"In this, I am sure, Yaya will reach even greater heights that those he achieved as a football player. There are no African coaches in the English Premier League".

'Turning to Olympiacos, we agreed that Yaya will be an assistant coach who, while still playing, would study and receive a coaching licence,"  he said.

'The owner of Olympiacos, where Yaya began his career, promised that he would give such an opportunity."

"But when Yaya went there, unfortunately, many in the club did not take to this idea with a bang and nobody wanted to share their rights.

'Therefore, Yaya terminated the contract and although he could remain in the team continuing to receive money."

See test of the interview here: Yaya Toure Agent Announces Player's Retirement


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