Tottenham are set to hold talks with Yaya Toure about taking up a full-time coaching role after impressing in the club’s academy set-up, according to the Evening Standard.
Toure, 38, retired from professional football in 2020 and has been working towards securing his UEFA A Licence as part of the next step in his career in coaching and management.
As part of earning his coaching badges, the Evening Standard reported in December that the former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder has been assisting with Spurs’ Under-18 side under the guidance of manager Dean Rastrick, head of coaching Chris Powell and coach Stuart Lewis.
And the same publication now reports that Toure has impressed during his stint with Tottenham and the club could offer him a full-time coaching job, with talks set to take place later this month.
The report notes that Toure ‘stepped up’ his involvement at Spurs after initially working one day a week and has become a more prominent figure at their Hotspur Way training centre.
Tottenham’s U18s endured a difficult campaign, though, finishing ninth out of 14 teams in the Premier League South division.
The Spurs academy side’s mediocre finish was compounded on the final day of the season when they suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to arch-rivals Arsenal (Transfermarkt).
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Toure’s work at Tottenham has seemingly impressed senior figures and this looks to be a good appointment if everything materialises later this month.
While his coaching methods will no doubt develop, having a former player of his stature around the club should be an excellent asset for the younger players, who will be able to turn to him for advice.
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