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Yaya Toure secures a job as assistant coach with Ukraine’s Olimpik Donetsk

Yaya Toure has embarked on his management career by joining the coaching staff of Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk.

Former Ivory Coast and Manchester City star Yaya Toure has secured his first coaching role by joining Ukraine’s Olimpik Donetsk as assistant coach.

The 37-year-old, who won three Premier League titles with Manchester City and the Champions League with Barcelona, has recently been working with English sides Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers to gain his coaching badges.

Toure, whose playing career ended last year after he left Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai, spent two seasons as a player in Ukraine between 2003 and 2005 at the now defunct Metalurh Donetsk.

Olimpik Donetsk, who are seventh in the standings with 17 points from 12 games, face league leaders Dynamo Kyiv on Saturday.

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