Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly appointed Jermain Defoe and Yaya Toure as academy coaches. This will be the first academy coaching job for Defoe, while Toure was a part-time coach for Tottenham from last year.
Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has previously coached Ukrainian club Olimpik Donetsk and Russian side Akhmat Grozny. For the last eight months, Toure worked towards his UEFA A License with Spurs' academy head coach Chris Powell and now he is set to take the full-time coaching position with Defoe in Tottenham's academy.
While working towards his coaching badges, Toure has also spent time at QPR, Blackburn and the Welsh FA since his playing career ended in 2020 at Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai. Spurs are expected to hand Toure and Defoe their own age-group teams as part of a coaching maintenance at the club.
On the other hand, English footballer Jermain Defoe, who is expected to take the coaching role from next month, has featured for Tottenham over two spells and scored 143 goals in 363 appearances at the club. After Steven Gerrard left Rangers last year, Defoe had a brief spell at the club's coaching staff and retired in March after his short-term association with Sunderland.