Arsenal Invincible Kolo Toure appointed Wigan boss

Gunners icon Kolo Toure accepts Wigan Athletic role

Arsenal Invincible Kolo Toure appointed Wigan boss

Kolo Toure clears the ball from Darius Vassell during the Gunners 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on October 16, 2004. CREDIT: Mark Leech / Offside

Fomer Arsenal defender Kolo Toure has been appointed as Wigan Athletic manager.

The 41-year-old Invincible replaces Leam Richardson after he was sacked by the Championship club earlier this month.

The Ivorian has spent the past five years coaching at Celtic and Leicester City under Brendan Rodgers but this is his first role in management.

Toure was part of the Arsenal's Invincibles side which won Premier League undefeated in 2003-04 and also won the title with Manchester City.

He ended his playing career with Scottish giants Celtic, helping them claim the Premiership title without losing a match in the 2016-17 season before retiring to join their coaching staff in September that year.

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