Ex-Ivory Coast and Man City midfielder Toure pleased after completing UEFA A-Licence from FA Wales

Former Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has expressed his excitement after completing his  UEFA A-Licence from FA Wales.

The 39-year-old had been undertaking the course since last year at the Welsh institution as he seeks to make the transition from playing to coaching and he is now fully qualified to take the plunge.

While in the process of earning his badges, Toure spent days at Tottenham working with academy staff and players as he looked to complete the course.

“You never stop learning in this game,” said Toure, while posting his certificate on social media on Monday.

He was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona side that won six trophies in a calendar year.

In 2010, Touré moved to Premier League side Manchester City, where he scored a number of key goals, most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final. He also helped City earn their first league title in 44 years.

Touré earned 100 caps for the Ivory Coast from 2004 to 2015, representing the nation at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

He also represented them in six Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.

He is the younger brother of Kolo Touré, who was his teammate at Manchester City and for the national team.