By Victor Kanayo
Former Ivorian international, Yaya Toure, has now been appointed as an assistant coach for Saudi Arabia’s senior men national team.
Toure, a former midfielder will work with Roberto Mancini who is the head coach.
Mancini was appointed as Saudi Arabia head coach in August on a deal reportedly worth $25m-per-year, after he stepped down from his role with Italy.
Toure left the role of an assistant coach with Belgian side Standard Liege after four months.
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.
Toure played under Mancini after he was signed from Barcelona to feature for Manchester City in 2010.
Playing under Mancini, City won three Premier League titles and four other trophies during eight seasons at the Etihad.