Kolo Toure has been sacked by Wigan Athletic after just over two months in charge of the club. The former Celtic and Manchester City defender took the job in November, but was unable to turn things around at the Sky Bet Championship strugglers.
Wigan have endured a difficult season, currently sitting in the relegation zone.
The Latics have now taken the decision to part ways with Toure.
Toure had been brought in by Wigan with the hope that he could guide the club away from the foot of the table, but this has not proven to be the case.
The former Ivory Coast international was unable to inspire a turnaround in form, and the club have now decided to make a change.
Wigan have endured a difficult season, and the club’s owners have now decided to take action to try and ensure they remain in the Championship.
They will hope that their new manager can inspire an upturn in form and help them to remain in the second tier.
Kolo Toure departs Wigan with the club in a precarious position, and it remains to be seen whether the Latics can avoid the drop.
Kolo was a player at Celtic for a season before accepting a role as a member of Brendan Rodgers backroom staff. He then moved with the Irishman to Leicester before leaving in November to take up the Wigan role.