Ex Barcelona players Yaya Toure confirms plans of becoming a coach

Ex Barcelona players Yaya Toure confirms plans of becoming a coach

Yaya Toure says he can't just give up on football, Despite not retiring yet, he confirms that he wants to be a manager one day.

The Ivorian star explains that office job is not what he enjoys and that he really needs to be 'out on the grass'.

"At Manchester City, Pep Guardiola and I used to talk after training about specific things, parts of the game that he loved to analyse," former Barcelona star Yaya Toure has told The Coaches' Voice.

"He saw that I understood the game well. Sometimes I would also speak with the Man City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, too. He agreed I should consider becoming a coach.

"I have to be honest. It is difficult to completely give up on football. Maybe my legs have one more year left in them! But I have started to realise how good it is to be a coach.

"I have taken the chance to start doing my coaching badges and think about the next chapter. I've already made good progress in gaining my qualifications. But sitting in an office the whole time - that's not me. I want to be out on the grass, interacting with other people, exchanging ideas," the 37-year-old added.

In fact, the midfielder hasn't hung his boots just yet. The experienced player is now a free agent but everything indicates that he'll dive into coaching for good.

Yaya Toure played at Barca between 2007 and 2010, winning 6 trophies with the Catalan side.

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