Yaya Toure set for big coaching job?

English Premier League

Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure has seemingly been offered a big coaching opportunity in the Premier League. 

The former FC Barcelona and Manchester City star began his coaching career in Ukraine as Olimpik Donetsk's assistant manager in the 2020/21 campaign, before getting the same role with the Russian side Akhmat Grozny in June. 

Toure was in London last week, spending some time working at Tottenham Hotspur's academy as he works towards completing his UEFA A Licence, with some believing he could be offered a position at the club. 

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However, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has seemingly thrown a spanner in the works, having now opened the door to the 38-year-old possibly joining the Gunners' backroom staff instead.  

The pair had previously worked together at City, when the Spaniard was an assistant to Pep Guardiola as the African legend began to wind down his playing career. 

Ahead of Arsenal's 2-1 loss to Everton on the weekend, Arteta revealed that Toure just has contact him if he wants an opportunity to work with the north London side.

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"He has my number as we spent some years together," the head coach said, per the Daily Mirror. 

"He is a player I appreciate a lot so he can call me and ask the question. 

"He certainly has the experience and expertise, and has won a lot in the game to add value to the game for sure."

With Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now on his longest run without a league goal for the Gunners since he joined the club, per Opta Sports, and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey telling Sky Sports that rates his recent performances as four out of 10, Toure could help the African duo get back to their best should he team up with the London side.  

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