Reports emanating from Ivory Coast 🇨🇮 has it that the country football federation will not renew Patrice Beaumelle’s contract which will end next month.
Former International Kolo Toure is most favoured to be the next coach of the Elephant of Cote d’ Ivoire.
Kolo Toure began his professional football career with ASEC Mimosas before moving to the English Premier League outfit Arsenal.
Touré made his debut for Ivory Coast in April 2000 against Rwanda. He played in all five games for the Ivory Coast as they finished runners up to the hosts in the African Cup of Nations in Egypt in January 2006.
He was named in the 23-man squad taken by coach Henri Michel to the 2006 FIFA World Cup and made his first appearance in a FIFA World Cup on 11 June 2006 in the Ivory Coast’s 2–1 loss to Argentina. He has scored three goals for the Ivory Coast to date, two of them headers against Guinea and Gabon one against Japan, a 20-yard shot from outside the penalty area that flew into the top corner of the goal.
On 9 August 2017, the Ivorian Football Federation appointed Touré as a new member of their coaching staff for the African Nations Championship and under-23 team.
He joined Celtic’s coaching staff as a technical assistant in September 2017. In February 2019, Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City, and Touré also joined Leicester as a first team coach.