Kolo Toure Could Make a Good Coach, Says Brendan Rodgers
Kolo Toure is on the verge of becoming a champion in Scotland after his Celtic team are close to sealing the league title even with several games remaining.
The former Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal defender moved to Scotland in order to be reunited with his former boss Brendan Rodgers. It has been a welcome change for the Ivory Coast star. Even though he may no longer be the first team regular,Toure’s presence in the squad has been extremely important. He has started only five league matches, as Rodgers has preferred players like Erik Sviatchenko.
However, it seems that Toure is not worried about the lack of first-team opportunities since he is already looking at the next stage in his career – coaching. Rather than leave Celtic for exotic locations like China or the North American soccer leagues, it seems thatToure may stay at the club beyond the end of the season but only as a player-coach.
This is in line with the strong influence that he has been having on the squad from the back. Even though he has not been a first-team regular, his experience has been a major factor behind this Celtic team being one of the best seen in Scottish football history.
“We’ve seen many fantastic players that just don’t go on to make that next step for whatever reason.But if you are talking leadership, then, of course, if you can transport that on to a coaching field, and then managing other people and learn about it and take your time, it’s something that could be there for him.He’s a good guy and we will see how it goes,” said Brendan Rodgers about the possibility of Kolo Toure becoming a coach in the future.Rodgers is one of the successful managers to have not had a high profile playing career.