In an interview with the SER, Yaya Touré revealed that he is preparing to become a coach. The former Ivorian midfielder will graduate and wants to sit on a bench soon, admitting to dreaming of returning to Barcelona, even to take charge of the young.
“ I know that in Barcelona they like me a lot. It was a tough decision for me. I had it all: football, life, the weather. I had the best by my side with Xavi, Iniesta… That’s why I always want to finish in Barcelona, ”he said. The former Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder have spoken of his post-football career, and to say the least, the 2015 African champion is working hard to be a great coach. He wants to exercise this profession in his former club, FC Barcelona, even if he is with the youth team.
“ I am in the process of completing my coaching license. For me, Barcelona is the team where I want to end up. I don’t know if it’s at Barça B, at the Juvenile (note: the U-19 team)… but I want to work in Barcelona. I would love to work at La Masia. I still have a home in Barcelona, ”commented the quadruple African Ballon d’Or on Spanish radio.
The former Manchester City resident is likely to end the season in Ukraine and graduate as a coach. He started in England with Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers after finishing his playing career at Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai in 2019.