According to reports, Kolo Touré will apply for the coaching job of the Ivory Coast Football National Team on Monday 9, 2022.

The Elephants of Ivory Coast are without a coach after the Ivorian Football Federation {FIF} decided to fire French international Patrice Beaumelle in April this year.

Toure was appointed into Ivorian Football Federation Under-23 coaching staff for the African Nations Championship and Under-23 team in 2017.

He joined Celtic’s coaching staff as a technical assistant in September 2017. Toure also joined Leicester City as a first-team assistant coach in February 2019 when Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City job.

The Elephants of Ivory Coast who are host of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations {AFCON} are in Group H alongside Zambia, Lesotho and Comoros and will kick start their qualifiers campaign against Zambian Chipolopolo.

Touré is the second-most capped player for Ivory Coast, with 120 appearances from 2000 to 2015. The former Manchester City defender represented the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. Touré also represented the Ivory Coast at Seven Africa Cup of Nations editions between 2002 and 2015, helping them finish as runners-up in 2006 and 2012, while lifting the Continent’s most prestigious trophy in 2015.