It will not be the first time the 4-time African Footballer of the Year has ventured into coaching. Former Manchester City midfielder and Ivorian legend Yaya Toure is set to take up a coaching job with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
The 39-year-old, who just finished his coaching qualifications after receiving a UEFA A License from FA Wales, worked part-time last December with Tottenham’s development programme. He was seen with Chris Powell, who serves as the club’s head of coaching at the Academy.
According to multiple reports, the three-time Premier League winner reached an agreement with the North London club and could take over management duties at their academy immediately.
Jermain Defoe, a former England international who played for Spurs and scored 138 goals in 357 games in two spells, is also in advanced talks to fill a similar position at the club.
Jermain Defoe played over three spells for Tottenham between 2004 to 2008, and 2009 to 2014. Defoe is expected to take up his first coaching job in the club’s academy from next month.