Football pundit and former Manchester City defender Micah Richards claims Yaya Toure will eventually leave Tottenham Hotspur and join the coaching staff of the Premier League champions in the future.

Toure joined Manchester City from Barcelona back in 2010, and made 316 appearances for City, contributing 79 goals along the way (Transfermarkt). He won eight trophies during his time in Manchester, including three Premier League titles (Transfermarkt).

The Ivorian retired in January 2020, hanging his boots up on an exceptional playing career. Toure is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders to grace the English game.

Toure has now moved on to his journey in coaching and management. After working with Tottenham Hotspur while gaining his coaching badges, he was later installed as a permanent member of the club’s academy staff (

More specifically, Toure is the coach of the Tottenham Hotspur U16 side. Toure himself tweeted back in August about his excitement over the appointment.

According to Micah Richards though, Toure’s time with Spurs is merely a stepping stone before his eventual return to Etihad.

Speaking on Sky Sports (02/10/2022, 1:10pm), Richards said the following when asked if he wishes Toure was coaching at City:

“Yes, obviously, you want to see the legends of the club back here in some capacity. But I think, for him, his family live in London and he is a big family man.”

“He got an opportunity at Spurs, maybe one day he will come back because the fans really adore him here. I just think he’s learning his trade and I think one day he will come back,” Richards added.

Spurs Web Opinion

It’s a huge coup for Tottenham Hotspur to have someone like Yaya Toure coaching in the academy and we should take advantage of his skills and knowledge as much as possible while he’s here.

Clearly, Toure is happy at the club and will be keen to continue his development with Spurs after getting his chance here. But, if the day comes that Manchester City ask him to return there, you’d have to think he would find that offer hard to refuse.

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