Another former Arsenal player becomes a manager in England

Kolo Toure has become the latest ex-Arsenal player to become a manager after taking over at Wigan Athletic.

The Ivorian was on the books of the Gunners between 2002 and 2009 after Arsene Wenger signed him from the Ivorian club, ASEC Mimosas.

He went on to become a part of the last Gunners team to win the Premier League before leaving to join Manchester City after eight years in London.

He played for Liverpool and Celtic before becoming a member of Brendan Rodgers’ coaching staff at Leicester City.

The Standard reports he has agreed to become the next Wigan boss as he starts his adventure as a manager at one of England’s struggling clubs.

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Toure was one of our leading and most vocal players when he starred for us at the Emirates.

The defender also displayed good leadership at the back and his decision to work with Rodgers has helped him fast-track his learning as a coach.

We wish him the best at Wigan. Hopefully, he will be the manager that helps them get promoted back to the Premier League.

He might have his eyes on the Arsenal job in the future, but this requires that he achieves tremendous success on the bench of Wigan.

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3 Comments

  1. There is a saying that what falls off the head sometimes falls on the shoulders, that may have been the case here, it is reported Wigan wanted the highly decorated and younger brother Yaya Toure.

    The older and more experienced brother Kolo Toure, in my opinion should be more equipped and prepared for the challenge, he had bides his time well in the shadow of Brendan Rogers, he will now get the chance to apply his self.

    I want to wish him well as he applies his trade.

  2. Wish him all the very best as long as he does not cross paths with us in the domestic cups.
    And lest us shower immense praise on Mr. Wenger for all the blah, blah and more blah on how he ensured his players became successful coaches, oh big Tony did not make it, but that was not Mr. Wenger’s fault at all, was it? Mr. Wenger is responsible for the success of Mikel, Patrick, etc.

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