Yaya Toure has announced on Twitter that he will be leaving his role at Tottenham Hotspur to become the new assistant coach at Standard Liege.
The former Manchester City star called time on a glittering playing career back in 2020 with a number of accolades to his name.Toure has since moved into the coaching side of the game and appears to have a bright future ahead of him as a manager one day.
The Ivorian spent time at Tottenham Hotspur while acquiring his coaching badges last season. He then decided to stay on in North London as the Under-16s coach.However, Yaya Toure has always wanted to work his way up the footballing ladder. He turned down an offer to become the Wigan manager last year (Mike Minay).
More recently, Toure admitted he was looking for a ‘new challenge’ despite enjoying his time with Spurs (The Times).
Yaya Toure takes on new role in Belgium
It was first revealed by journalist Sacha Tavolieri that Toure had been offered a role with Belgian side Standard Liege, and now that offer has been accepted and the 40-year-old will leave Tottenham.
Toure tweeted: “I am delighted to share that I will be taking on the role of Assistant Coach at Standard Liege. It’s an honour to join the club and I am looking forward to working with Head Coach, Carl Hoefkens! Let’s do this.”
On his time at Spurs, Toure added: “I would like to thank everyone at the Tottenham Hotspur academy for their support in the 18 months I spent with the club. A special media to Dean Rastrick, Chris Powell and all the young players. Thank you.”Spurs Web Opinion
It is a real shame to lose such a promising coach and a man who has a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer, but we were always going to have to say goodbye to Yaya Toure at some point as he is clearly set for the very top as a manager.