Premier League Tottenham Hotspur are delighted after appointing Yaya Toure as a coach for their Under-16s.

The 39-year-old Ivory Coast legend won three Premier League titles during his playing days with the league defending champions Manchester City, Emirate FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

Toure also lifted the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA World Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España and Africa Cup of Nations in a stellar career.

Four-time African Footballer of the Year player was confirmed via the club’s official website as Tottenham Hotspur Under-16s coach after spending time with the North London outfit working with academy staff and players as he looked to complete his coaching badges.

“Three-time Premier League winner Yaya Toure has taken up the role of Under-16s Coach,”

“The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder, who has tasted glory in the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, the FA Cup, League Cup and Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast during a glittering playing career, had an initial spell working with our Academy staff during the second half of last season.”

Toure took his social media handle to react by sharing a tweet with happiness and joy.

The Ivorian spent eight years at the Etihad Stadium, scoring 79 goals in 316 appearances with joined two former Tottenham players of Simon Davies and Jermain Defoe.

 

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