Kolo Touré, the former Liverpool defender, has been appointed as assistant manager of the Ivory Coast national football team.
The 36-year-old’s appointment comes only weeks after becoming Brendan Rodgers’ ‘Technical Assistant’ at Celtic. He was also recently named coach of his country’s Olympic squad.
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When he secured the coaching role at Celtic, Touré said: “I couldn’t be happier to be back at this great club.
“I can learn so much from working with Brendan Rodgers, he is a top manager. I will be working with him and his staff very closely each day.
“He is one of the best young managers in the world right now. What he’s doing for Celtic is there for all to see, he’s doing amazingly right now.”
The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) confirmed today that Touré has officially commenced his role as Marc Wilmots’ assistant.