National Assignment Kolo Toure handed coaching role with Ivory Coast Olympic Team

The former Arsenal and Liverpool defender has been appointed as the assistant coach of the U-23 National Football Team of Ivory Coast.

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Kolo Toure has begun his coaching adventure after he was named as the assistant coach of the Olympic Team of Ivory Coast.

Toure, 36 a holder a Uefa B coaching license will assist Ibrahim Kamara with national team duties as he continues to work towards obtaining his A license.

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The Ivory Coast Olympic team will represent the nation in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) and they have a date with Niger this weekend.

“The President of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) informs the clubs, the sports public and the press that as part of his training as a coach, with a view to a reconversion at the end of his professional career, the footballer Professional,” the statement reads.

“Kolo Toure, ex-international Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire, starts a practical training course in the National and Local Selections of Côte d'Ivoire.

“Holder of the UEFA B License, he will assist the KAMARA Ibrahim Coach as an assistant in the CHAN 2018 qualifiers while preparing for the UEFA A license.

“Kolo Toure will thus learn more and transmit to the new generations, its long and rich experience.

"The FIF gives him his support and wishes him a wonderful adventure.”

Toure scored seven goals in 120 games for the Ivory Coast national team with appearances in seven African Cup of Nations and three Fifa World Cup tournaments.

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Kolo Toure drew the curtains down on his career just last season after helping Celtic to win treble in Scotland.

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