Kolo Toure makes 'incredible' claim about Celtic fans

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Kolo Toure played for some of the biggest clubs in world football through the course of his career. He was part of Arsenal's iconic Invicibles side from 2003/04. He was also a member of the Manchester City team that won the Premier League title for the first time and we all know how that club has developed since then. The defender also spent a few years playing for Liverpool before ending his career at Celtic.

At the international level, he was a success as well. Toure won the Africa Cup of Nations for Ivory Coast in 2015 and was included in the Team of the Tournament.

So, Toure knows a lot about top clubs and world-class fanbases. And it likes he was really impressed with what he saw from Celtic supporters during his time in Glasgow.

As reported by 67 Hail Hail, Toure said while speaking on the High Performance podcast about his time at Celtic:

"Joining Celtic, I was going there because of Brendan Rodgers. I was following Celtic a little bit, but not overly, I have to be honest.

“When I trained there I wasn’t sure what I was going to see there. I went to the training ground, I see the people, I see the fans – it was incredible. The passion, it was incredible. They love the club, they love the club."

Toure makes 'incredible' claim about Celtic fans

It was good to see someone like Toure, who had achieved almost everything that there was to achieve in the game, finish his career on a high by winning trophies at Celtic. Of course, he was no longer the player then that he was in his prime but he still was able to contribute through the course his time at Parkhead.

One would be hoping that his former Manchester City teammate, Joe Hart, does the same this season. The Englishman has already announced his decision to retire at the end of the campaign. He has already played a part in five trophy wins for Celtic. Hopefully, he has a couple more left in the tank.

As for Toure, after retiring from the pitch, he took up a coaching role at Celtic. His step up into management has not exactly been a success though. He was handed the Wigan Athletic job last season but was shown the exit door after just 9 games in charge of the English club.