Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has staged a return to the English Premier League (EPL) after Tottenham appointed him as Under-16 manager.
Toure arrives at Hotspur Way with a wealth of playing experience having won 13 major trophies as a player, including three Premier Leagues, a Champions League and an Africa Cup of Nations.
Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in one of the action of the second week of the English Premier League.
The 39-year-old will be head coach of the club’s Under-16 side after working part-time at Spurs for the past eight months as he prepares for his UEFA A licence.
Tottenham legend Jermain Defoe has already been announced as the new manager and will work alongside Academy staff.
Spurs have made a number of changes to their youth squad – having also given a coaching role to former iconic striker Jermain Defoe – and Simon Davies, a member of the team’s famous ‘class of 92’ Manchester United youth will be their head of coaching methodology.
He has some coaching experience having worked as a player-coach under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.