November 29, (THEWILL) – Kolo Toure has officially been named the new manager of Wigan Athletic.
The 41-year-old, a former first-team coach at Leicester City, had held fruitful negotiations with the Championship Club and has now agreed to a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Toure, a former defender for Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, started his coaching career in September 2017, with Scottish Premiership team, Celtic, with whom he won his second Invincible credit after going through the entire season unbeaten also at Arsenal. The former Ivory Coast international has now accepted his first football manager position with the Lancashire squad.
THEWILL recalls that Leam Richardson was fired from his position as manager of Wigan earlier this month. The club dropped to 23rd in the Championship standings as a result of Richardson’s inability to win any of his previous seven games.
The north-west team, led by the 42-year-old, won the League One championship last season under new ownership, earning them promotion to the Championship. On December 10, Wigan will play Millwall in the Championship with Toure in the dugout.