Kolo Toure: Ivory Coast Legend Appointed Wigan Athletic Manager

Kolo Toure: Ivory Coast Legend Appointed Wigan Athletic Manager

  • Legendary Ivory Coast defender Yaya Toure has been appointed head coach of Wigan Athletic in England
  • The 41-year-old former Manchester City and Arsenal star is expected to lead Wigan back to the English Premier League
  • Toure won several title in England including the English Premier League and was part of Arsenal's invincible team

Former Arsenal and Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has been named the new manager of English Championship side Wigan Athletic.

The 41-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Lactics and replaces Leam Richardson who was sacked earlier month.

Wigan confirmed the appointment of the ex-Manchester City player on Tuesday and will lead the club against Millwall in his first official game after the World Cup break.

Kolo Toure, Wigan Athletic, Ivory Coast, England
Kolo Toure has been appointed coach of Wigan Athletic in England. Credit: @LCFC
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"We are delighted that Kolo has become the new manager of Wigan Athletic Football Club, and the board are pleased that he is the man to take us forward," chief executive Malachy Brannigan told the club website.

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"We received a high calibre of applicants for the manager's job in recent weeks, in a very thorough recruitment process as we looked to appoint the right person for the role.
"From the earliest of conversations we had with Kolo, it was evident to us that he had instantly bought into the values of the club - with his enthusiasm, knowledge and immense desire to work and be part of Wigan Athletic shining throughout the process."

Toure has worked with Celtic and Leicester City in various managerial roles as he builds his coaching career.

Wigan will be his first job as head coach of a club.

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Source: SportsBrief.com