Kolo Toure, 36 has been named assistant coach of Ivory Coast Olympic team and home-based team (Ivory Coast A) by the Ivorian Football Federation.
The former Arsenal and Celtic defender who holds a UEFA B coaching license will assist Ibrahim Kamara with national team duties as he continues to work towards obtaining his A license.
According to Goal, he will guide the team in their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifying game against Niger.
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 Kamra 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.” the statement reads.
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.