Former Barcelona and Manchester City star playmaker Yaya Toure has been appointed as the top Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk’s assistant manager. The former Man City man spent some time with Championship clubs Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers last season as part of their training officials.
Yaya Toure Appointed as Coach of Olimpik Donetsk
Yaya Toure said: “I started my professional career in Donetsk now I am here to start my coaching path.” He also said the club is not Metalurh, but I can tell how friendly and open the club’s people were.
He said his agent was surprised when he found out he would be a coach in Ukraine. He is delighted with the club as he said it is not easy to find a place where (you) can calmly, without unnecessary pressure, study, and where you will be accepted as a friend.
He will be assisting Igor Klimovsky as his assistant, and he said he is confident he will be useful for the Olimpik players, both as a professional and a friend.