Wigan Atletic Sack Kolo Toure After Just Two Months In Charge

Arsenal legend Kolo Toure has been sacked by Wigan Atletic after he failed to win in nine games.

Toure was only appointed in November as Leam Richardson‘s successor.

Wigan claimed just two points from seven league games under Toure and were knocked out of the FA Cup after a third round replay against Luton Town.

During his short tenure, the team scored just eight goals and conceded 21, even suffering three consecutive 4-1 defeats.


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Statement from Malachy Brannigan, Chief Executive of Wigan:

‘Firstly, I’d like to thank Kolo, along with Kevin [Betsy] and Ashvir [Johal], 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.’

Wigan confirmed that two members of Toure’s staff, Kevin Betsy and Ashvir Johal, have also left the club.

The remaining coaching staff will take interim charge of the the first team and Wigan say they are “working quickly to identify and appoint a new manager”.

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