Kolo Toure Pays Visit To The Blackburn Rovers Community Trust
Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has a special session with the students at the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust this weekend. The Ivorian, who is currently part of Celtic’s coaching staff linked up with five other coaches including FA Cup winner Emmerson Boyce to oversee a training session of students as part of their UEFA A License qualification.
Speaking during the occasion, he said: “They were all enthusiastic, focused, and worked very hard. They did very well and I could tell straight away that they have been training on a regular basis just by the way they play.They are a credit to Blackburn Rovers Community Trust and it is a great programme they study. The students are enjoying what they are doing and you can see they love to play football.”
Toure ended a luxurious career with a treble-winning campaign with Celtic, and he has since been integrated into their backroom as a technical assistant. The 36-year-old is also providing valuable piece of advice to the next generation of Ivory Coast players after having been appointed as an assistant in August 2017.
The veteran was rated as one of the most humble human beings during his long Premier League career with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool, and he was impressed with the way the students coordinated during the practice as they showed the eagerness and professionalism to learn from some of football’s retired stars.
Prior to this, the Ivorian had participated in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports where he talked about the difference in strengths between his former clubs City and Arsenal. The versatile defender had picked the Citizens to secure a win in the League Cup final, and the result was as predicted with the Mancunian giants romping to a comfortable 3-0 triumph at Wembley.