Kolo Toure has been sacked as manager of Championship side, Wigan Athletic after failing to win any of his nine matches in charge of the team who are bottom of the table.

The former Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal defender who left his role as an assistant coach at Leicester in November 2022 to take his first managerial job, was appointed as Latics boss on November 29.

The Ivorian was tasked with the role of steering the former Premier League outfit away from danger amid the threat of relegation from the Championship.

Toure failed to win any of his nine games in charge of the Latics, drawing three and losing six.

Malachy Brannigan, Chief Executive of Wigan Athletic, in a statement said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank Kolo, along with Kevin and Ash, for their efforts during their time at the Football Club.

“Unfortunately, the results on the field have not been as we would have liked and as tough a decision as this was, the Board felt it necessary to give us the best possible chance of remaining a Championship club next season.

“We know that this time of year is a key period for any football club, ourselves included. Therefore, we will now work swiftly and effectively to ensure the right person is appointed as the next permanent manager of Wigan Athletic, with the immediate objective of remaining in the Second Tier for next season.”