Wigan sack Kolo Toure after two months in charge


Wigan Athletic Club have announced the sack of Former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure after two months at the club.

The Ivorien manager was appointed in November 2022 and oversaw 9 games , the Latics failing to win any game during his stay at the club.

With the Latics languishing at the bottom of the SkyBet Championship club standings, a decision to part ways with Toure was announced on Thursday January 26.

Also, Wigan confirmed that Kevin Betsy and Ashvir Johal have also left the Club. 

First team matters will be taken on by the remaining coaching staff during this interim period, with the Club working quickly to identify and appoint a new manager of the Football Club. 

Malachy Brannigan, Chief Executive of Wigan Athletic, said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank Kolo, along with Kevin and Ash, for their efforts during their time at the Football Club. 

“Unfortunately, the results on the field have not been as we would have liked and as tough a decision as this was, the Board felt it necessary to give us the best possible chance of remaining a Championship club next season.

“We know that this time of year is a key period for any football club, ourselves included. Therefore, we will now work swiftly and effectively to ensure the right person is appointed as the next permanent manager of Wigan Athletic, with the immediate objective of remaining in the Second Tier for next season,” he concluded.


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