CELTIC coach Kolo Toure has joined the staff of the Ivory Coast national team. 

The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender left the Hoops after one season in the summer before returning to the club as a technical assistant.

However, it was announced on Thursday that the 36-year-old will now combine his Bhoys duties with a coaching role in Marc Wilmots' staff. 

Toure will also have coaching roles with the national team for locally based players and their Under-23 side.

The defender won 120 caps for his country as a player, helping them to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title.