Kolo Toure has returned to the international fold after being confirmed as Ivory Coast's new assistant manager.
Toure claimed over a century of caps for Ivory Coast and announced his retirement from international duty back in February 2015.
The Ivorian Footall Federation have now confirmed he is back in the international set-up, however, with Toure to begin his role of assisting Marc Wilmots with immediate effect.
Very happy to see my big bro Kolo is Côte d’Ivoire assistant coach. Excellent pic.twitter.com/zUAOh6jP4m— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) October 5, 2017
A statement read: "He will take on the role of coach Marc Wilmots' assistant from the Mali-Cote d'Ivoire match of October 6, 2017."
Toure's brother Yaya also expressed his delight at the news, posting the following on social media: "Very happy to see my big bro Kolo is Cote d'Ivoire assistant coach. Excellent."