Former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure has been appointed manager of Wigan Athletic in the English Championship.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the Ivory Coast legend has been working at Leicester City since February 2019 and has honed his skills under Brendan Rodgers.
Toure is expected to join up with the Wigan squad in Turkey on a mid-season training camp.
“We are delighted that Kolo has become the new manager of Wigan Athletic Football Club, and the board are pleased that he is the man to take us forward,” Wigan’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Malachy Brannigan, said after the appointment.
Toure, 41, will take his place in the dugout for the first time when Wigan face Milwall on December 10 in the Championship.
Toure, whose younger brother, Yaya, was also a professional footballer, boasts of an impressive CV, having donned the jersey of Manchester City and Liverpool, in addition to Arsenal.
With his country, Ivory Coast, he won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title.