Ivory Coast and Arsenal legend Kolo Toure

Kolo Toure has been sacked by Wigan Athletic just two months after his managerial appointment.

Toure only signed a three-and-a-half-year deal in late November, but a run of nine games without a victory in all competitions has brought an abrupt end to his spell as manager at the DW Stadium - after just 59 days.

The Latics are bottom of the Sky Bet Championship on 25 points, four points adrift of safety. Wigan suffered a second home defeat to Luton in the space of four days - with the Hatters easing to a 2-0 win on Tuesday.

The Wigan board have stated they feel now is the right time to make a change with Kevin Betsy and Ashvir Johal also leaving the club.

The club have confirmed that first-team matters will be taken on by the remaining coaching staff during this interim period, with the club working quickly to identify and appoint a new manager.

Toure worked under the likes of Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and Roberto Mancini during a playing career that saw him represent Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, but he had no previous management experience.

The Ivorian, 41, had been working as first-team coach at Leicester since February 2019, but his first move into management has not proven to be a success.

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