Tottenham give Yaya Toure his first coaching job in English football as he landed a role with their Under-16s…with Man United’s Class of ’92 scholar Simon Davies who is also part of the academy’s turmoil
- Yaya Touré won three Premier League titles during his time at Manchester City
- The former Ivory Coast star has now become an under-16 coach at Spurs
- Simon Davies also joined the technical staff after managing Anderlecht
- Club legend Jermain Defoe joins the academy’s staff after retiring earlier this year
Tottenham have announced some notable changes to their academy set-up, with the likes of Yaya Toure and Jermain Defoe joining the coaching staff.
They have also appointed Simon Davies, a member of Manchester United’s famed ‘class of 92’ youth, as Head of Coaching Methodology.
Davies is the most experienced coach of the new appointments, having spent time managing Anderlecht and the Manchester City Academy.
Yaya Toure becomes the new coach of Tottenham Under-16, his first job in English football
Simon Davies has been named Head of Coaching Methodology at the club
Toure arrives at Hotspur Way with a wealth of experience as a player after winning 13 major trophies as a player, including three Premier Leagues, a Champions League and an African Cup of Nations.
The 39-year-old will become Head Coach for the club’s Under-16 squad, having spent the past eight months working part-time at Spurs while working towards his UEFA A license.
The role suits Toure as he lives with his family in Hampstead, near the club’s Hotspur Way training ground.
Spurs legend Jermain Defoe has also returned to the club after hanging up his shoes
Tottenham legend Jermain Defoe has already been announced as the new coach and will work with the Academy staff.
He has some coaching experience after working as a player-coach under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.
Defoe also knows Spurs through and through, having scored 143 goals in 362 appearances for the club in three spells.