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  • Celtic Welcomes Kolo Toure Back to Paradise

    Celtic Welcomes Kolo Toure Back to Paradise

    By: Tony Connelly on 15 Sep, 2017 14:24

  • CELTIC Football Club are delighted to confirm that Kolo Toure has joined the club as Technical Assistant, as part of the club’s coaching team.   

    Kolo will be part of the club’s football management team, supporting on all first-team coaching matters, as well as using his knowledge, experience and expertise to assist across the club’s various youth levels.

    The club are delighted to be able to call on the experience of a man who has performed at the highest level of football for so many years.

    Brendan Rodgers said: “This is great news for Celtic that we are able to bring a man of Kolo’s experience into our coaching team. In everything he does, he is quite simply a fantastic example to anyone.

    “He has worked at the top of the game for so many years and he has all the qualities which any player of any age should aspire to. He is a fantastic role model for our younger players and someone who has a level of experience and knowledge which can only be invaluable to our established players.”  

    “We are delighted that we will benefit from this experience and I know will make a real contribution to the club in this role.” 

    Celtic Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell added: “We are delighted to welcome Kolo back to Celtic.I know he really enjoyed being part of our success last season and that he loves being part of the club.

    "We are pleased that once again, is part of our team and we are sure he will add real value to Celtic as we aim for more success.”

    In an exclusive interview with Celtic TV confirming his appointment Toure said: “I couldn’t be happier to be back at this great club.

    “This is a new chapter in my career, a new beginning. The football is over now. I can officially say I am retired from playing and now I am fully concentrating on coaching.

    “For me there is no big change in terms of what I will be doing. I have always been the kind of player who tries to help those around me.

    "Now I will try to give advice, help the young players and just guide them and pass on all the experience I have acquired during my career."

    He added: “I can learn so much from working with Brendan Rodgers, he is a top manager. I will be working with him and his staff very closely each day. 

    "He is one of the best young managers in the world right now. What he’s doing for Celtic is there for all to see, he’s doing amazingly right now.”

    To read more from Kolo Toure's exclusive interview, pick up next week's Celtic View, out Wednesday, September 20.

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