Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure has been given a full-time coaching role with Tottenham’s academy.

The 39-year-old midfielder had been with Spurs in a part-time capacity since the end of last year, and has now completed his Uefa A licence.

Toure has been in coaching since his retirement in 2019 and has held roles with Olimpik Donetsk in Ukraine and then Russian club Akhmat Grozny.

Yaya Toure left Barcelona for Manchester City in 2010 and helped City to their first-ever Premier League title in 2012, 2014 and 2018. The four-time African Footballer of the Year winner also won the FA Cup and two League Cups with City.

The accused Pep Guardiola of racism after leaving the Catalan club.

“It got to the point I asked myself if it was because of my colour. I am not the first. Other Barcelona players asked the question,” he told France Football in 2018. Toure later apologised for the remarks.

He left Manchester City in 2018 and had short playing spells at Olympiacos and China League One side, Qingdao Huanghai.