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Man City hero Yaya Toure officially joins Olimpik Donetsk as assistant

Yaya Toure has officially been announced as an assistant coach at Ukrainian Premier League club Olimpik Donetsk.

The Manchester City legend, 37, has been securing his coaching badges in England and will now get his first chance to work in management.

"I started my professional career in Donetsk. Now I am here to start my coaching path. Of course, I understand that Olimpik is not Metalurh, but I remember well how friendly and open people were in Donetsk. I am very impressed by the local mentality," Toure told the club's website.

"To be honest, even my agent was surprised when he found out that I wanted to study to be a coach in Ukraine, but I was firm in my decision.

"It is not so easy to find a place where you can calmly, without unnecessary pressure, study; where you will be accepted as a friend."

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