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Kolo Toure close to becoming new Wigan boss

Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is close to becoming the new Wigan Athletic manager.

Toure, 41, who is currently a Leicester City first-team coach, has held talks with the Championship side and has impressed the owners enough for them to offer him the job.

Wigan, who have been searching for a new boss since sacking Leam Richardson last Thursday, are expected to announce their new manager over the weekend.

Toure's brother Yaya was also considered for the role but he will be staying in his current job at Tottenham where he is part of the academy coaching staff.

Former Ivory Coast international Kolo Toure, who retired at the end of the 2016/17 season at Celtic, took up a coaching role at the Scottish Premiership side in September 2017.

Toure then followed Brendan Rodgers to Leicester in February 2019 when the Northern Irishman took over as Foxes manager.

But Toure now looks set to take up his first management role at Wigan, who are currently in the Championship relegation zone in 22nd.

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