Tottenham hand Yaya Toure his first coaching job in English football as he’s given a role with their Under-16s… with Man United’s Class of ’92 scholar Simon Davies also part of academy shake-up

  • Yaya Toure won three Premier League titles in his time at Manchester City
  • The former Ivory Coast star has now been made Under-16 coach at Spurs
  • Simon Davies has also joined the coaching staff after managing Anderlecht
  • Club legend Jermain Defoe will join academy staff after retiring earlier this year

Tottenham have announced the appointment of former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure as their Under-16 coach.

Spurs have been making a number of changes to their youth set up – having also given a coaching role to iconic former striker Jermain Defoe – and Simon Davies, a member of the famous ‘class of 92’ Manchester United youth side will be their 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 will be Tottenham's new Under-16s coach, his first job in English football

Yaya Toure will be Tottenham’s new Under-16s coach, his first job in English football

Simon Davies has been appointed Head of Coaching Methodology at the club

Simon Davies has been appointed 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 be Head Coach for the club’s Under-16 side after working at Spurs on a part-time basis for the last eight months as he works towards his UEFA A Licence. 

The role suits Toure as he lives with his family in Hampstead, near to the club’s Hotspur Way training ground. 

Spurs legend Jermain Defoe has also returned to the club after hanging up his boots

Spurs legend Jermain Defoe has also returned to the club after hanging up his boots

Tottenham legend Jermain Defoe has already been announced as a new coach, and will work alongside the Academy staff.

He has some coaching experience after working as a player-coach under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Defoe also knows Spurs inside out after scoring 143 goals in 362 games for the club across three spells.

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