Yaya Toure assured of managerial alternatives regardless of Vieira sacking

Yaya Toure is “very constructive” about having alternatives in administration regardless of seeing Patrick Vieira lately sacked by Crystal Palace.

Toure was disillusioned to see his former Manchester Metropolis team-mate lose his function as supervisor of the Eagles, who changed Vieira with 75-year-old Roy Hodgson till the top of the season.

Talking at a Soccer Black Checklist occasion, the previous Barcelona and Metropolis midfielder paid tribute to Vieira, whose dismissal meant there aren’t any black managers within the Premier League.

“Patrick Vieira is a good individual, and an incredible coach as properly. I feel it’s a tragic a part of it,” Toure mentioned.

“It’s a priority as a result of when you’ve got 50 per cent of the black gamers enjoying Premier League, and perhaps one or two per cent of managers or coaches are black, it’s fairly unusual.”

Toure has taken up teaching since retiring from enjoying in 2019, with short-term assistant roles at Ukrainian aspect Olimpik Donetsk and Russia’s Akhmat Grozny, earlier than returning to England to work for Tottenham’s academy in August.

He has designs on changing into a supervisor himself sooner or later, and nonetheless believes the alternatives might be there for him.

“I feel the Premier League and the FA are working onerous to get it proper, as a result of for us it’s crucial,” he mentioned.

“And as properly, for me, I can say, I’m assured, to be sincere. I’m assured, I’m wanting ahead, I’m very constructive [about] how the alternatives are going to come back for me and I’m going to be prepared for it.”