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Odsonne Edouard: This former Celtic defender plays big brother role

Celtic’s Old Firm match winner Odsonne Edouard has revealed that Hoops technical assistant coach Kolo Toure is the figure at the club who was helped him the most.

Edouard, who joined the Hoops from PSG on-loan until the end of the season in August, made the revelation in an interview with French football website France Football.

The 20-year-old disclosed that Toure, who after retiring from his playing career last season joined the Hoops coaching staff, helps all the young players at the club.

“I am thinking in particular of Kolo Touré who plays the role of big brother with us all. He is very present, he talks to me a lot and encourages me,” Edouard said of the former Celtic defender.

Edouard is already a hero with fans following his winning goal for the ten man Celtic side in the 3-2 win at Ibrox, and even if he leaves the club at the end of the season and returns to France he will be remembered for years to come for that winning goal.

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Now we know the reasons that the Hoops boss was so desperate to keep Toure at the club after his playing days with the Hoops came to an end. His experience could prove to be invaluable when it comes to helping new players settle in at the club. Perhaps Toure’s influence will also encourage Edouard to want to stay at the Hoops instead of returning to France at the end of the season. Only time will tell what the 20-year-old wants to do in the future, another year on loan could be something that the Hoops could consider but the player may not want another loan deal. We will find out soon enough.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have reportedly begun talks with Kristoffer Ajer about a new deal 

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