Yaya Toure accepts a new position in Saudi Arabia as a coach
Former Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has accepted the role of assistant coach to work with Roberto Mancini on the Saudi Arabia national team.
Toure left a similar role with Belgian side Standard Liege despite only joining in June of this year.
Mancini signed Toure for Manchester City from Barcelona in 2010, and together they won three Premier League titles and four other trophies during eight seasons at the Etihad.
Aside from his spell at Standard Liege, Toure has also coached at Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk, Russian outfit Akhmat Grozny, and in Tottenham’s academy.
Toure had joined the Belgian side as part of Carl Hoefkens’ coaching staff in the summer, with Standard currently eighth in the Belgian Pro League.
Mancini was appointed as Saudi Arabia head coach in August on a deal reportedly worth $25 million per year, after he stepped down from his role with Italy.