Yaya Toure set to join Ukrainian club Olympic Donetsk as coach
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure is set to take his first steps into management by joining the coaching staff of
Ukrainian side Olympic Donetsk.
The midfielder has not been seen on the pitch since leaving the Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai in January 2020.
as he takes the first steps into management. He looks to have finally pulled the plug on a glittering playing career
and will take his first coaching job after securing his pro license.
Profutbol Digital reports the 37-year-old Ivorian will return to Ukraine having played in the country early in his
career. Toure spent one-and-a-half years at Metalruh Donetsk between 2003 and 2005 but the club hit the wall in
- The former Barcelona star was widely reported to have retired in 2019 after comments from his agent
suggested he was ready to move into coaching. He then publicly announced he had a few more years left – but
now appears to have hung up his boots for good.
Toure’s rep Dimitry Seluk seemingly confirmed the news and was quoted as saying: “He will become a member of
Olympic Donetsk’s coaching staff. “Yaya Toure used to play for FC Metallurg. This club does not exist anymore,
but there is FC Olympic.
“Therefore, it is symbolic that he will start his coaching career with this club. Toure is not applying for the
position of head coach. “Yaya is just studying. He has a license, but he still needs to study to improve his
skills, and he will go to Kiev to study.”