Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has expressed his admiration for assistant coach Kolo Toure’s professionalism. 

In an interview with BBC Sport, the Northern Irish manager brought to light how well he works with the former defender and the effect he has on the players.

Rodgers said:

In my time working with him there [at Liverpool], he was clearly a thinker of the game. Someone that would always speak about the game, was interested in the coaching side.

Toure played under Rodgers during his time at Liverpool, following him to Scottish club Celtic, and then eventually became a member of the coaching staff as a technical assistant after he expressed his interest in the role.

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I brought him onto my staff, at Celtic last summer, and he’s been absolutely brilliant. He’s got a great rapport with players, everywhere he goes they have the Kolo dance.

Before he began his coaching career, the Ivorian made 353 appearances in the Premier League, helping Manchester City to their first title in 44 years in the 2011/12 season.

He’s very professional and he’s very loyal.

Leicester now sit in seventh place in the Premier League table, which would be their best finish in the competition since they won the title in 2015/2016.

However Rodgers and his men will be pushing to finish off the season well, in an attempt to finish just outside of the top six, and earn a chance at European qualification should the requirements fall into place.

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