Call me maybe: Mikel Arteta tells Yaya Toure coaching role at Arsenal is just a phone call away as former Manchester City ace continues work on badges
- Yaya Toure won three Premier League titles in eight seasons with Man City
- The 38-year-old started working with Spurs’ academy on Wednesday
- Toure’s brother, Kolo, spent seasons with Arsenal and won the title in 2004
- Arteta and Toure were together at City when Spaniard was on coaching staff
Yaya Toure is a phone call away from gaining a coaching role with Arsenal.
The former Manchester City and Ivory Coast star is taking his coaching badges and spent a couple of days last week working with Tottenham’s academy kids.
But he is now open to working with Arsenal, the club where his brother Kolo was an ‘Invincible’ and where he also came to close signing under Arsene Wenger, before he ended up at City.
Mikel Arteta has extended an invitation to Yaya Toure to become a coach at Arsenal
Current Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was Yaya’s coach at the Etihad too.
The Spaniard says that Toure only has to call him if he needs a leg up the coaching ladder.
Arteta said: ‘He has my number because we’ve spent some years together at City.
Toure came close to signing for Arsenal before opting to join City instead
The Ivorian won three Premier League titles in eight seasons with Manchester City
His brother Kolo spent seven seasons at Arsenal winning one league title and two FA Cups
‘He is a player I appreciate a lot so he can call me and ask me the question.’
Asked if he ever saw 38-year-old Toure as a potential top-level manager, Arteta added: ‘He has the experience, expertise and has won a lot in the game.
‘He can add value to other players, for sure.’
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