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Kolo Toure becomes the first African to Coach in senior English football with wigan role

Kolo Toure has been named as the manager of former Premier League club, Wigan Athletic, Newspremises reports.

Toure’s appointment follows the dismissal of Leam Richardson earlier this month following an eight-game losing streak.


On Tuesday, November 29, 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 named Wigan’s new manager.

“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.

“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 the Daily Mail, the 41-year-old former Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City defender will travel to Turkey to join the first team.

Yaya Toure lands coaching job in England

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

Since December, the Manchester City legend has been gaining coaching credentials with Tottenham’s development team.

The 39-year-old is set to join the North London club’s coaching staff on a permanent basis, according to the Evening Standard.

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