TOURE TIPPED FOR GREAT MANAGERIAL CAREER
KoloToure has been tipped for a great managerial career by Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira. The newly appointed Palace manager made this known in his pre-match presser ahead of the home clash with Leicester City in the Premier League just before the present international break.
Vieira spoke in glowing terms about ex-Arsenal teammate KoloToure who's an important member of the coaching staff under manager Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City. Toure and Vieira played together for many years at Arsenal. They were both key members of the Gunners squad that won the 2003/04 Premier League title without a single defeat. Palace boss Vieira was the skipper for that Arsenal team having taken over the role from fellow club legend Tony Adams when Mr. Arsenal retired from football in 2002.
On KoloToure, Vieira said the Ivorian has what it takes to be a good manager and that they have maintained a good relationship since the Arsenal days. Vieira said that Toure has following his coaching career and vice versa. He also described the Ivorian as a good person.
KoloToure has been at Leicester City since he followed Brendan Rodgers to the club from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic. He has been at Leicester City since 2019.
Vieira is getting used to life as a Premier League manager following his appointment in the summer. Palace turned to the Frenchman as the replacement for veteran manager Roy Hodgson and he has led the Eagles to a record of one win, four draws and two defeats in seven games since the new Premier League season started.
Vieira and Palace secured their fourth draw of the new league campaign after they came from behind to earn a valuable point via the 2-2 draw at home to Leicester City. The two teams were involved in a four-goal thriller with two goals apiece in each half.