Historic As Legendary Ivorian Defender Kolo Toure Named New Manager of English Club Wigan Athletic

Historic As Legendary Ivorian Defender Kolo Toure Named New Manager of English Club Wigan Athletic

  • Kolo Toure has been appointed as the new manager of English Championship outfit Wigan Athletic
  • The 41-year-old former Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City defender will be the first African international to manage in senior English football following his appointment
  • Touré made more than 500 senior appearances in a career spanning over 15 years, winning two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and two Scottish Premiership titles, as well as success on the international stage with an African Cup of Nations back in 2015

Former Premier League club Wigan Athletic have named Kolo Toure as the club's new head coach.

Toure's appointment comes on the back of the sacking of Leam Richardson earlier this month owing to a run of eight successive games without a win.

The former Liverpool and Manchester City defender, who has been working as a first-team coach at Premier League side Leicester since February 2019, was announced as Wigan's new coach on Tuesday, November 29.

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Kolo Toure has been named the new manager of English club Wigan Athletic on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Photo credit: @LFC @LCFC
Source: Twitter
"Wigan Athletic Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Kolo Touré as the Club’s new First Team Manager," a statement on the club's official website read.

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"Touré arrives at the Club on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Leicester City, where he was operating as First Team Coach as part of Brendan Rodgers' coaching staff."

According to Daily Mail, the 41-year-old former Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City defender will fly out to Turkey to meet up with the first team.

Yaya Toure lands coaching job in England

African football great, Yaya Toure, is set to be named Tottenham Hotspur youth team coach ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The Manchester City legend has been working with Tottenham's developmental team since December as he acquired his coaching badges.

And according to the Evening Standard, the 39-year-old is set to join the North London club's coaching staff on a permanent deal.

Kolo Toure's son gets Leicester scholarship

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that The son of Kolo Toure, Yassine Toure, has signed for Leicester City's U18s.

Yassine completed his switch to the Foxes junior side on a two-year scholarship.

The youngster initially joined Leicester's under-14 from Celtic after his father was named as part of Brendan Rodgers' coaching staff at Leicester City.

Source: SportsBrief.com