Sincerest congratumalations are most definitely due to Kolo Toure, who has been appointed as the new assistant manager of the Ivory Coast national team.
Toure is the second-most capped player (120) to have ever represented the Elephants, just three caps behind ex-Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora.
The 36-year-old centre-back retired at the end of last season, but remained on the books at Celtic after joining their coaching staff as a ‘technical assistant’.
He will now take up a similar role at international level, assisting head coach Marc Wilmots for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Mali.
It’s also been confirmed that Toure will not be relinquishing his role at Celtic, as he will be able to combine the two jobs and all the inherent responsibilities that lie therein.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer chap. Best of ruddy luck to him, that’s what we say!