Yaya Touré will link up again with Roberto Mancini so as to guide the Green Falcons in the World Cup qualification.

Mancini was appointed as head coach of the Saudi Arabia national team in August and has since overseen four matches. Touré, signed by Mancini at Manchester City in 2010, started his coaching journey in 2019 when he joined Chinese outfit Qingdao Huanghai as a player-coach, and will leave Standard Liege, the club he joined as a player-coach in August to take up his new role.

Yaya Touré has of course picked up coaching experience at various clubs over the years, working at Ukrainian club Donetsk Olympic, Russia’s Grozny, and as an academy coach at Tottenham Hotspur.

Overall, the Ivorian made 101 appearances for his country, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, and secured 18 trophies with his various clubs in Greece, Spain, England and China, so he certainly has plenty to bring to the world of football as a coach.


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