Kolo Toure is still looking for his first win as Wigan manager after losing his fourth game from five at the weekend, conceding four for the third game in a row.
Kolo Toure was appointed Wigan head coach at the end of November and brought former Arsenal u23 head coach, Kevin Betsy, with him.
Working closely with Brendan Rodgers, first at Celtic and then at Leicester, Toure was keen to strike out on his own but so far he has found it a struggle.
The Latics went down 4-1 at home to Hull on Saturday, a result that means they are now one point adrift at the bottom of the table after their second consecutive 4-1 home defeat.
Toure’s first game was a 1-1 draw against Millwall on December 10 but he has guided them to defeats in every game since:
Kolo Toure’s results as Wigan manager so far
- Millwall 1 Wigan 1
- Wigan 1 Sheffield United 1
- Middlesbrough 4 Wigan 1
- Wigan 1 Sunderand 4
- Wigan 1 Hull 4
After the game, Toure, whose side was booed off the pitch, told the media he felt the result had been harsh.
“It’s tough to take,” said Toure. “The scoreline doesn’t reflect the game. For 75 minutes we were in the game and looked like we were going to get the second goal.”
Toure wasn’t the only person from Wigan to speak after the game with their chairman apologising for their run of form while hinting they will be active in the January transfer window to make the “necessary changes and improvements”.
“I want to extend a heartfelt apology to all of you for our team’s recent performance,” Talal Al Hammad said.
“We understand that you expect and deserve the best from us, and we are deeply sorry that we have not been able to deliver that in recent times.
“Please know that we are doing everything in our power to turn things around and provide the level of excellence that you have come to expect from us.”