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RODGERS TO DISCUSS TOURE FUTURE

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BRENDAN RODGERS will hold talks with Kolo Toure in the coming weeks as the experienced centre-back considers a move into coaching.

The 36-year-old Ivorian defender made just his second appearance of 2017 as a late substitute in Sunday’s 5-0 win over Hearts that clinched the club’s sixth successive Premiership title.

Rodgers said: “Kolo and I will sit down and see what he’s thinking.

“He’s still on the winning teams every day in training and looks after his body as you saw with his chest on Sunday. He’s in good nick.

“He’s highly respected because of his achievements, but also because of how he handles himself. He’s a great role model.

“I brought him in to get us through the Champions League group phase and then help out with others.

“He gives Broonie – captain Scott Brown – some support and he loves it up here. His family have settled into life in Scotland.

“We’ll discuss the next phase of his career soon, but I know he’s very keen on the coaching side.

“He sits in on all our meetings and is gaining experience.

“In terms of all the planning we do, he’s in on that and getting an idea how you plan and prepare your work.

“That’s invaluable for him and he’s been great for me.”

Rodgers snapped up his former Liverpool player as a free agent in the summer after Toure had been released by the Anfield outfit.

 
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