Toure is back at Celtic three months after his contract expired.
Kolo Toure is back at Celtic, albeit not in the capacity many Bhoys fans would have liked.
Toure helped Celtic to a league and cup double in his solitary season at Parkhead, but left at the end of his playing contract in June.
Three months on, the Ivorian has agreed to take on the role of technical assistant, which according to Celtic's website will entail 'supporting on all first team coaching matters, as well as using his knowledge, experience and expertise to assist across the club’s various youth levels'.
Toure's initial departure left Brendan Rodgers' side short at the centre back, where Jozo Simunovic and Kristoffer Ajer are the Bhoys' only available options after injuries to Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko.
But the 36 year old will not be pulling on the famous green and white hoops, after confirming his retirement from playing... much to the disappointment of these Celtic supporters...
Get him back in the team!— Placid Casual (@Plac1dCasual) 15 September 2017
No Kolo No Party!
Can he play centre back?— CeltsAreHere (@CeltsAreHere) 15 September 2017
Announce coming out of retirement— Dec. (@DCLN94_) 15 September 2017
Great news! Pity he's not back as a player though— Xanadu (@xanadu1888) 15 September 2017
Think he could sort out or defence issues for a few weeks if he had a player/assistant contract— Hugo (@_Ryanhughes93) 15 September 2017
Is he registered to play?— Peter Hughes (@PeterHughesmz1) 15 September 2017
Can he play tomorrow?— Liam (@chooch1975) 15 September 2017
Can he play centre half?— Vagelis Georgariou (@vagelisgeo) 15 September 2017
Kolooo :/ We need a centre back. Come back— KierownikWodopoju (@BoyBetterKnown_) 15 September 2017
Do Celtic need to enter the free agent market in a bid to solve their defender shortage?