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Leicester boss Rodgers hails Toure impact

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed the impact of assistant coach Kolo Toure.

Toure is becoming a key member of Rodgers' backroom staff after following him to the King Power Stadium from Celtic.

“When I brought Kolo into Liverpool, the reasons behind him coming in was to play but also to start him out on his coaching career," said Rodgers. “He started his badges then.

“I took him to Celtic as a player and he continued with those badges. I always felt he was one who wanted to make that jump into the technical staff.

“He's not got a lot of experience in terms of coaching yet. But he's so keen to learn and then what he can give us, he can give players and centre-halves in particular those little moments of gold dust from so many years playing against different types of strikers.

“Our training is very global in terms of how we work, and of course there's moments when it gets split up into different sectors of the team and he will always go with the defenders, with either myself, or Chris [Davies, assistant manager] or Adam [Sadler, first-team coach], and we'll work the various areas.

“He's got that feeling having just come out of the game, that he can speak with players. He's got a great career ahead of him as a coach."

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