Leicester set for significant compensation as Toure leaves for Championship

Kolo Toure, coach, Leicester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Kolo Toure, coach, Leicester City (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /
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Kolo Toure, coach, Leicester City (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Leicester City are set for significant compensation as defensive coach Kolo Toure reportedly prepares to leave for Championship club Wigan Athletic.

That’s right, it looks as though Toure, previously of Arsenal and Manchester City amongst other sides, is departing Filbert Way. According to rumours in the press, the two-time Premier League champion will assume the role of Wigan Athletic manager.

The 41-year-old has been with the Foxes for over three and a half years now, under boss Brendan Rodgers. Toure’s contract at King Power Stadium runs until 2025, so Leicester are set to receive compensation for the imminent switch; an amount has not yet been reported. Foxes of Leicester wish good luck to the ex-defender, he will be missed.

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Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward opens up on teammate and love for Wrexham AFC

Wardy – as some of us in the Blue Army obviously refer to the goalkeeper – seems a likeable and down-to-earth chap. I’ll be honest, utilising the platform we have here at Foxes of Leicester, I was probably one of the most vocal supporters, bloggers or editors in the virtual world of social media imploring the gaffer to drop the former Liverpool backup stopper.

Well, the 29-year-old is presently in the process of proving my early, adamant assessment of him wrong. I am probably being harsh on my own appraisal of the ‘keeper there: even he would admit that his form in the first five or six games of 2022/23 was unsatisfactory. Nevertheless, LCFC now seem to have an appropriate heir to Kasper Schmeichel. And one that can kick the ball better on occasion and actually claims crosses into the box.

Meanwhile, Ward, currently with the Wales squad at the Qatar World Cup, has been chatting about his rival for his nation’s No.1 shirt: Wayne Hennessey. The Fox is a true admirer of his teammate, who he describes as a top player whose international record speaks for itself.

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In addition to that, Ward also spoke about his adoration for boyhood club Wrexham. In fact, his blossoming career began at The Racecourse Ground. He says that he remains a big fan of the Red Dragons and checks for their results before any others on matchdays. The Leicester man must be delighted with the impact Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenne had on his outfit.