Ukrainian Club Olympik Donetsk Appoint Yaya Toure As Assistant Coach

Ukrainian Club Olympik Donetsk Appoint Yaya Toure As Assistant Coach

Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure has been appointed assistant coach of Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk.

Toure recently spent time with Championship clubs Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers as part of training towards his coaching qualifications.

“I started my professional career in Donetsk – now I am here to start my coaching path,” Toure told Olimpik Donetsk’s official website.

“Of course I know that Olimpik is not Metalurh, but I remember well how friendly and open the people of Donetsk were. I am very impressed by the local people.

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“To be honest, even my agent was surprised when he found out I wanted to learn to coach in Ukraine, but I was firm in my decision.

“It is not so easy to find a place where (you) can calmly, without unnecessary pressure, study, and where you will be accepted as a friend.”

Toure, who will work under head coach Igor Klimovsky, added: “I am confident I can be useful for the Olimpik players, as a professional and a friend.

“To suggest something, share your knowledge and vision of football.”

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Hmmm….Interesting. Great step there from Yaya. I wish him all the best. See you at the top. Let me not say anything about those brandishing caps all about as coaching profiles. Ive said enough already..!

  • Okay ooooo….

    It is well….

    I better remain muted b4 they come for me….


  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    But some will be using caps and the ex international tag as justification to coach the national team not forgetting those lazy ones who have said they’d spend the rest of their lives waiting on the nff to give them a job as if na their papa get our national team. Lazy bunch of stupid people. We have to continue talking until they do the right thing. Congrats yaya jare.

  • This is the kind of progressive news we expect from our ex internationals turned coaches. But no, because they always go cap in hand begging and waiting for Nff job. No wonder Pinnick and he’s likes treat them like trash. I wish all ex internationals turned coaches will emulate the Toure brothers et Al doing their coaching Abroad.

  • Prince 3 years ago

    Kolo Toure – assistant / first team Coach (Leicester, England and Ivory coast national team)

    Pierre Achille Webo – Assistant Coach, Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey)

    Yaya Toure – Assistant Coach, Olimpik Donetsk, Ukraine.

    Michael Essien – Coaching staff, U-19 team of Sabail FK, Azerbaijan.

    Just to mention a few!!

    That’s how to learn the ropes!!
    You start small and grow to become BIG!


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