Former Celtic defender set for historic appointment

Former Celtic defender and coach Kolo Toure looks set to leave Leicester City for a managerial role. The former Ivory Coast player has been working under Brendan Rodgers as a coach with the Leicester City First Team .

However, as reported by The Sun, Toure looks to make his first move into management moving to Wigan Athletic. The report states that owner Talal Al Hammad has arrived in London as he looks to appoint Toure, who would become the first African manager in senior English football.

Toure is an infectious character, someone that will relish the challenge of motivating the Latics and pulling them away from the Championship trapdoor. Toure adopted a leadership role at Celtic, playing for one season before moving into Brendan Rodgers’ coaching staff.

Toure arrived at Celtic in the summer of 2016, having been released by Liverpool. The ex-Arsenal and Manchester United defender was vital in the early stages of Rodgers’ reign but it was clear he was there for cover as his playing days came to an end.

Another former Celt, and club coach at the same time, Shaun Maloney, will be disappointed with the news given that he was a potential contender for the Wigan gig.

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