Next Game

Melbourne Victory v Man City

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 08:00

Friendly Match

Toure wants Man City role

Yaya Toure's agent has told Sky Sports News that the midfielder will stay at Manchester City if he is offered a role within the club when he finishes playing.

Last Updated: 22/05/14 at 13:02 Post Comment

Yaya Toure: Manchester City midfielder's Etihad future is in doubt

Yaya Toure: Manchester City midfielder's Etihad future is in doubt

The Ivory Coast international's future at the Etihad Stadium has been thrown into doubt after Dimitry Seluk claimed his client felt underappreciated and disrespected at City.

Seluk suggested that one of main reasons for Toure's unhappiness was the club's failure to mark his 31st birthday last week.

But in an interview with Sky Sports News, the Ukrainian claimed Toure would be more than happy to stay should he be promised a coaching position or sporting director's role when he hangs up his boots.

Seluk said: "Of course. Like Real Madrid did with (Zinedine) Zidane for example. Zidane played then after that he started working for the club.

"Yaya needs the club in the future.

"We don't want any more pounds, not a longer contract, nothing like this, only really attention.

"More attention (paid) to Yaya and Yaya must feel happy at the club - that's the main thing.

"I'll tell you one more time, we don't need one more pound in the contract."

Toure initially appeared to contradict claims from Seluk that he could quit the club this summer after his outspoken agent claimed City had failed to celebrate his birthday adequately.

But the player quickly backtracked and made statements in favour of his agent.

A video published by City last week in which Toure was presented with a birthday cake has since been widely circulated while many also pointed out that the club had posted a happy birthday message on Twitter.

Seluk later clarified his remarks, saying that Toure was disappointed nobody from a senior position at the club wished him happy birthday.

And on Thursday he added: "Of course some players congratulated him (on his birthday) but not the sporting director, not the general director, not the chairman, nobody.

"(The manager?) No, nobody.

"This is the question. If you don't even congratulate the player or send flowers to his wife or mother - these are just small things."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

David De Gea to report for Man United training amid links to Real Madrid

David de Gea insists he's "very calm" about his future and confirmed he'll return to Man United for pre-season training, despite links to Real Madrid.

Carli Lloyd hat-trick inspires USA to 5-2 win over Japan in World Cup final

Carli Lloyd scored a 13-minute hat-trick to inspire USA to a 5-2 victory over Japan in the World Cup final.

FIFA officials booed at World Cup final

FIFA officials were booed by the crowd before the trophy presentation at the Women's World Cup final.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company