4-time African Player of the Year lands big appointment with top European club

4-time African Player of the Year lands big appointment with top European club

- Yaya Toure has joined Ukrainian club FC Olimpik Donetsk as one of their coaching staff

- The 37-year-old recently hung his boots in January before taking up the role with his former club

- The Ivorian legend had a glittering career with Barcelona and Man City, winning two league titles with them

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Yaya Toure's dreams of becoming a top manager have taken a giant step forward as he joined the coaching staff of Ukrainian club FC Olimpik Donetsk, Daily Mail.

The former Man City star already has his coaching qualifications in sight while spending time with English championship clubs QPR and Blackburn.

The 37-year-old has now got his first appointment the defunct Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk when he played in between 2003 and 2005.

Former African Player of the Year lands big appointment with top European club

Yaya Toure has joined the coaching staff of Ukrainian club FC Olimpik Donetsk. Photo by Visual China Group
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Toure was quoted saying:

"The long journey of my playing career all started in Donetsk and I know that Olimpik is not Metalurh, but I remember well how friendly and open the people of Donetsk were. I am very impressed with the the locals.
"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."

The four-time African Footballer of the Year will join the staff of head coach Igor Klimovsky and said he wanted to both learn and pass on his own experiences.

The 2015 AFCON winner who won two La Liga and Premier League titles with Barcelona and Man City ended his career with Chinese Super League side Qingdao Huanghai.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Daniel Amokachi once forced himself into a substitution without his coach's consent during his spell with Premier League side Everton, Daily Mail.

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The Toffees were leading by 2-1 in the 1995 semi-final FA Cup clash against Tottenham and Spurs seemed to be coming back into the game after Jurgen Klinsmann pulled one goal back.

Everton striker, Paul Rideout, suffered a knee problem and he was being assessed by the medical team before deciding if he could get back on the pitch.

Legit.ng also reported that the Super Eagles for the first time in 18 years will play their AFCON qualifier against Lesotho in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

The three-time African champions have been playing their matches since the Abuja National Stadium was built and later moved to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

And their recent matches have been shifted to the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Delta state and recently the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

Source: Legit.ng

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