Kolo Touré appointed coach of the English second division

At 41, Kolo Touré will have his first experience as a head coach.

The Ivorian Kolo Touré was appointed Tuesday as the new coach of the Wigan club, in the Championship, the English second division, for his first experience at the head of a professional team.

The 41-year-old former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender is signing up for three seasons with the “Latics” where he replaces Leam Richardson.

I am very proud to become the new manager of Wigan, a great club which can count on the support of the fans. Together we can keep moving in the right direction“said the new coach in a press release.

He recovers a promoted, currently 22nd in the Championship, who has won only six matches this season.

The former international had served since February 2019 as an assistant coach at Leicester under the orders of the British Brendan Rodgers.

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