Kolo Toure: Former Wigan Athletic center back has become the club’s next head coach.
Kolo Toure signs three and half deal, he’s joining from Leicester
Wigan Athletic have confirmed Kolo Toure as their new manager via social media. Wigan terminated Richardson after an eight-game losing streak and approached Toure’s younger brother Yaya about the position. After quitting his coaching position at Leicester, Toure has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Latics.
“We are happy that Kolo has become the new manager of Wigan Athletic Football Club. The board are happy that he is the guy to take us forward,” stated chief executive Malachy Brannigan.
“In recent weeks, we got a high calibre of applicants for the manager’s post, in a very thorough recruitment process as we looked to choose the ideal person for the role.”
He started his career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas in 1999. The former central defender went on to have a successful playing career with three big clubs. He played for Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Celtic FC. During his international playing career, Kolo also made 120 caps successfully for his national team Ivory Coast.
Over a 15-year career, Touré made over 500 senior appearances, winning two Premier League crowns – one as an Arsenal ‘Invincible’, two FA Cups, two Scottish Premiership titles, and an African Cup of Nations in 2015.
Betsy, a former professional footballer with over 400 senior appearances, has made a name for himself in the coaching world after retiring.