Kolo Toure has tried his hand at a couple of careers: the football shtick was probably more successful than his brief stint as a car salesman. (Google it).
He is now straying into pastures new. Toure - the only man in British football to complete unbeaten league seasons with two separate clubs - is back at Celtic as a "technical assistant".
Celtic announced the news on their website earlier today, and sketched out his job description:
Celtic Football Club are delighted to confirm that Kolo Toure has joined the club as Technical Assistant, as part of the club’s coaching team.
Kolo will be part of the club’s football management team, supporting on all first-team coaching matters, as well as using his knowledge, experience and expertise to assist across the club’s various youth levels.
The club are delighted to be able to call on the experience of a man who has performed at the highest level of football for so many years.
Touré enthused how happy he is to work with Brendan Rodgers ("I can learn so much from working with Brendan Rodgers, he is a top manager. I will be working with him and his staff very closely each day. He is one of the best young managers in the world right now. What he’s doing for Celtic is there for all to see, he’s doing amazingly right now") with whom he first worked with at Liverpool from 2013. It was under Rodgers at Liverpool that Touré began taking his coaching badges along with Steven Gerrard. Today's news means that he will take up a role that had previously been linked to the latter.
It had been rumoured that Gerrard would link up with Rodgers in Glasgow as a coach, but Gerrard instead decided to take a role coaching Liverpool Under-18s while publicly commenting on wider matters at the club as a pundit with BT Sport.
Touré appeared as a Sky pundit for Man City's demolition of Liverpool a week ago, and it remains to be seen if he will continue to combine media duties with work at Celtic.