Yaya Toure offered his services to Barcelona during one of the most difficult times in club history.
Ex-Manchester City midfielder and champion league winner with Barca under Pep guardiola in 2010, says his former club will go through a turbulent period on and off the pitch.
After winning only three of their seven opening matches, the 2019 La Liga champions are now ninth in the table. With boss Ronald Koeman under extreme pressure to keep his job amid financial chaos totalling more than 1bn, Koeman is feeling a lot of pressure.
Toure made a series on Twitter of passionate statements in support of the club's revival after Barca's defeat to Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Sunday.
Image: Toure won in 2010 the Champions League under Pep Guardiola with Barca
He stated that Barcelona was the highlight of his playing career.
"The club trusted me as a young player and helped me to reach the top leagues. The club has done so much for me and I will always be grateful.
Although it may be difficult for the club, my support for @FCBarcelona is strong. As my heart is always with the club, the people, and the fans, I will always be there for them if they need me. #ForaBara https://t.co/YjUnxrh5Md Yaya Tour (@YayaToure) October 2, 2021
Although it may be difficult for the club, my faith in Barcelona is strong. As my heart is always with the club, the people, and the fans, I will always be there for them if they need me.
After retiring last year, the 38-year old is now an assistant coach at Russian club Akhmat Grzny, and is working on his UEFA coaching badges.
Barca has decided to keep Koeman as their coach for the moment, with President Joan Laporta supporting the Dutchman despite reports in Spain that he was looking for a successor like Roberto Martinez, Belgium's head coach.