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Yaya Makes Shock Retirement U-Turn

Last week, Yaya Toure's agent announced the African superstar's retirement from the beautiful game, but in another twist in one of the weirdest player-agent relationships, the Ivorian has now made a shock U-turn on those remarks.

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Dimitry Seluk, who has represented Toure for many years, announced Toure's retirement on Friday, and suggested that the player will focus on coaching in the future.

Toure, however, rubbished his agent's claim on Sunday, saying he will personally announce when he hangs up his boots.

"There has been a lot of confusion about my future recently," he said via his personal Twitter account after already rejecting the retirement claims on a Sky Sports.

"I want to make it clear here that I love football and I'm still in contention to play for a few more years.

"Yes, I'm starting to prepare myself for coaching badges, but full-time coaching is not what I'm thinking now. I am now ready and focused to take new challenges in playing football!

"And don't worry, once the time has come, I will announce my retirement personally and officially by myself!"

Toure has been without a club since leaving Olympiacos in December, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will find a new team before hanging up his boots.

Read: Official: Man Utd's Second Departure Confirmed

The 36-year-old has made 575 club appearances during his career, lifting 17 trophies along the way. He also represented Ivory Coast on 97 occasions, and lead them to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations title.

Do you think Toure is still good enough to continue playing? Have your say in the comments section below. 

 

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