Côte d’Ivoire Legend, Yaya Toure, Gets Saudi Arabia Coaching Job
Former Côte d’Ivoire midfielder Yaya Toure has been appointed assistant coach of the Saudi Arabia national team.
According to BBC, Toure will be working with Roberto Mancini, who managed him at Manchester City.
Mancini was named Saudi Arabia’s head coach in August and has taken charge of four matches since then.
Toure who played for City for eight years after signing in 2010, started coaching in 2019 and leaves his role at Belgian club Standard Liege.
The 40-year-old has also spent time working with Ukrainian club Donetsk Olympic, Russia’s Grozny, and as an academy coach at Tottenham Hotspur.
During his playing career, Toure earned 101 caps for two-time African champions Côte d’Ivoire.
He captained his country to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 after a penalty shootout win against Ghana.
At the club level, he won 18 trophies across spells in Greece, Spain, England, and China.