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Kolo Toure named Ivory Coast assistant coach

Former Liverpool and Arsenal defender Kolo Toure has been named assistant coach of Ivory Coast.

Toure will work under ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has announced.

The posting comes soon after the 36-year-old, who hung up his boots in the summer, took up a role on the backroom staff of his last club Celtic.

Kolo Toure has been appointed as an assistant coach to the Ivory Coast national team

Ivory Coast, with whom Toure won the African Nations Cup as a player in 2015, face Mali in their next World Cup qualifier on Friday.

A statement from the FIF read: "He will take on the role of coach Marc Wilmots' assistant from the Mali-Cote d'Ivoire match of October 6, 2017."

Toure's brother Yaya, the Manchester City midfielder, tweeted: "Very happy to see my big bro Kolo is Cote d'Ivoire assistant coach. Excellent."

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