Celtic to offer player-coach role to Kolo Toure

Kolo Toure of Liverpool in action during the international friendly match between Thai Premier League All Stars and Liverpool FC at Rajamangala Stadium on July 14, 2015
© Getty Images
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers reveals that Kolo Toure could be handed a coaching role at the club.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he intends to offer defender Kolo Toure a player-coach role.

The former Liverpool defender, who has started just twice for the Hoops since September, is expected to be added to the club's coaching staff at the end of the season.

"We've seen many fantastic players that just don't go on to make that next step for whatever reason," The Independent quotes Rodgers as saying.

"But if you are talking leadership, then, of course, if you can transport that on to a coaching field, and then managing other people and learn about it and take your time, it's something that could be there for him.

"He's a good guy and we will see how it goes."

Toure is already undergoing his coaching qualifications and is said to have been lending his expertise during the Scottish champions' training sessions.

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele shoots during his side's 7-0 defeat to Barcelona in a Champions League match at the Camp Nou on September 13, 2016
Read Next:
Celtic to reject West Ham's Dembele approach?
>



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic26251069165376
2Aberdeen26164650232752
3RangersRangers2612773430443
4Hearts26108846341238
5St Johnstone2610793333037
6Dundee2686123136-530
7Partick Thistle2678112832-429
8Kilmarnock26610102441-1728
9Ross County2659122845-1724
10Motherwell2666143053-2324
11Inverness Caledonian ThistleInverness26410123147-1622
12Hamilton AcademicalHamilton26312112539-1421
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand