Kolo Toure has been offered the chance to leave Brendan Rodgers side and become first team coach at Wigan.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 09:  Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rodgers looks on from the bench with Jamie Vardy behind him during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rodgers looks on from the bench with Jamie Vardy behind him during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Kolo Toure joined Arsenal from ASEC Mimosas in 2002 for £150,000 and left the club for Manchester City in 2009 for £14m.

Four years there saw him head to Liverpool for a few seasons before a move to Scotland to join Celtic, where he became a coach under Brendan Rodgers after retiring from playing in 2017.

18 months later, Toure was back in the Premier League as a coach with Leicester City as Rodgers left Celtic for the Foxes.

Now, it seems he is ready to take a step up to first-team coach.

Championship side, Wigan, who have been looking for a new boss since they sacked Leam Richardson last week, are ready to appoint him according to Sky Sports.

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 26:  (L-R) Kolo Toure, Vassiriki Diaby and Bakari Sagna of Arsenal celebrate Arsenal's second goal scored by Diaby during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on December 26, 2008 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 26: (L-R) Kolo Toure, Vassiriki Diaby and Bakari Sagna of Arsenal celebrate Arsenal’s second goal scored by Diaby during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on December 26, 2008 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Toure, 41, held successful talks with Wigan. They have now offered him the job, but not before considering his brother, Yaya. The younger Toure, however, opted to remain at Tottenham, where he coaches in their academy.

In total, Toure made 326 appearances for Arsenal and scored 14 goals.

He was part of the Invincibles squad that won the league without losing a match.

Toure also won two FA Cups with Arsenal, one with City (and a Premier League title), the treble in Scotland with Celtic and the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 with Ivory Coast.

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