After losing all nine of his games as manager of Wigan Athletic, Kolo Toure was fired.
Only in November was the former defender for Manchester City and Arsenal named as Richardson’s replacement.
However, the Latics only earned two points in his seven Championship games in charge and are currently last in the standings, four points from escaping.
They now have a two-week vacation before going to Blackburn on Monday, February 6, to resume play.
Wigan CEO Malachy Brannigan remarked, “As difficult a decision as this was, the board deemed it necessary to offer us the greatest possible chance of remaining a Championship team next season.”
Kevin Betsy and Ashvir Johal, two members of Toure’s staff, have also departed the club, according to Wigan.
Wigan reports that they are “moving fast to recruit and appoint a new manager,” with the remaining coaching staff taking interim control of the first team.
Brannigan continued, “I’d want to thank Kolo, as well as Kevin and Ash, for their contributions throughout their time at the football club.
“We are aware that this time of year is crucial for every football club, including our own.
“With the immediate goal of staying in the second division for next season, we will now work promptly and effectively to ensure the right person is selected as the next permanent manager of Wigan Athletic.”