Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has officially retired from playing football and has rejoined former club Celtic FC as technical assistant.
The 36-year-old has already tasted some bit of coaching following his appointment as assistant coach of Ivory Coast Olympic team and home-based team few months ago.
According to the Scottish Premier League champions, Toure will work under his former manager Brendan Rodgers to help in guiding the young players at Celtic Park.
“I couldn’t be happier to be back at this great club,” Toure told club’s website.
“This is a new chapter in my career, a new beginning. The football is over now. I can officially say I am retired from playing and now I am fully concentrating on coaching.
“For me, there is no big change in terms of what I will be doing. I have always been the kind of player who tries to help those around me.
“Now I will try to give advice, help the young players and just guide them and pass on all the experience I have acquired during my career.
“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 amazing work right now.”
Toure spent 17 years in the English Premier League, winning the league title twice, with Arsenal in 2004 and Manchester City in 2012.
He won the Africa Cup of Nations with the Elephants of Ivory Coast in 2015.