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Kolo Toure Reportedly Set For Shock Managerial Appointment After Yaya Turned Job Down

Kolo Toure Reportedly Set For Shock Managerial Appointment After Yaya Turned Job Down
Michael Bolton
By Michael Bolton
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Former Premier League and Celtic centre back Kolo Toure as emerged a s a shock contender for the manager’s position at Wigan.

The championship side, who are currently 22nd in the Championship, recently sacked their manager Liam Richardson, after a poor run of form that has left them with the worst goal difference in the division, with just one win in five games.

With the club now weighing up their options for a new manager, a shock contender has emerged in Kolo Toure. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool centre back has reportedly been approached as manager, and the deal could be announced soon.

It has also been revealed that his brother Yaya, who was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, was initially approached but turned the job down.


Since retiring in 2017, Kolo Toure was a coach with Celtic, and his currently working alongside Brendan Rodgers at Leicester. Should he take over, it is understood the current staff will be working alongside him, but he may want to also make some additional appointments of his own.

While he enjoyed a stellar career as a player, it would be quite the move if Kolo Toure was to end up managing James McClean at Wigan. Part of the last Arsenal team to win the Premier League as the famous Invincibles in 2004, silverware followed Kolo Toure throughout his career.

Kolo Toure Achievements

Having won the Premier League twice, made over 300 appearances in the Premier League and won the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, Kolo Toure's achievements are often overlooked.


He stayed at Arsenal for seven years, before moving to Manchester City in 2009, where he was part of their 2012 Premier League winning side under Roberto Mancini, alongside his brother Yaya.

He then made the surprise move to Liverpool in 2013, where he his partnership with Brendan Rodgers started. Kolo Toure saw out his playing days at Celtic with Rodgers, where he was part of the historic quadruple winning side in 2017.

He then moved to Leicester with Rodgers in 2019, where he has remained since


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