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Man City legend Yaya Toure denies retirement from football

Discussion in 'General Africa related sport news' started by Football cyborg, May 13, 2019.

  1. Former Ivory Coast Captain Yaya Toure has come out to deny reports that he retired from playing football to concentrate on coaching despite his agent claiming the midfielder called time on his playing career.

    This comes less than a week after the 35-year-old's agent Dimitri Seluk revealed the former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder had retired from playing the beautiful game and planned to focus on coaching.

    But Toure who terminated his contract with Greek side Olympiakos late last year denied on Twitter saying he still remains open to offers for the 2019-20 campaign as a free agent.

    He arrived at City in 2010 and was one of the catalysts for their domestic success over the past decade, helping them to three Premier Leagues and two League Cups. But it was his winning goal in the 2011 FA Cup final - City's first major trophy for 35 years - that opened the floodgates.

    He endured a horror spell at Olympiakos, returning to the club after 12 years but made just five appearances before his contract was terminated in December.

    Toure has won league titles in Spain and England and is regarded among the best African players in the history of the game. He was named African Footballer of the Year four times in a row between 2011 and 2014.

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