Football legend, Yaya Toure is heading into retirement at the age of 35. His agent, Dimitri Seluk, has revealed that the midfielder will be hanging up his boots and exploring a move into coaching and management.
The midfielder won two LaLiga titles and the Champions League at Camp Nou between 2007 and 2010, then spent the next eight years at Man City. He also won three Premier League titles and two FA Cups in Manchester. Toure made long-range goals and powerful surges from midfield his speciality.
His time at City was at a remarkable period of individual success as well. He won the African Football of the Year award four times in a row between 2011-14. He was also named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2012 and 2014, and won Man City’s Player of the Year award in 2014.Man City paid tribute to Toure on Twitter with a list of his achievements at the Etihad and the message: “Best of luck to @YayaToure on retirement from football!”
Earlier this year, Yaya said he had no plans to retire and was simply taking time off from football. “No one can stop me from playing football, I just decided to take an important time off for myself and it is very important to carefully weigh the options.”