Craig Shakespeare SACKED by Leicester City

Following miserable start to new Premier League season with just 1 win so far, Leicester City have parted company with manager Craig Shakespeare.

Michael Appleton will be in charge of the First Team as Caretaker Manager for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Swansea City, supported by First Team Coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler.
Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Craig has been a great servant to Leicester City – during his spells as an Assistant Manager and since taking over as Manager in challenging circumstances in February. His dedication to the Club and to his work has been absolute and the contribution he made to the most successful period in Leicester City history is considerable.
“However, our early promise under Craig’s management has not been consistently evident in the months since and the Board feels that, regrettably, a change is necessary to keep the Club moving forward – consistent with the long-term expectations of our supporters, Board and owners.
“Craig is and will remain a very popular, respected figure at Leicester City and will be welcome back at King Power Stadium in future, both professionally and as a friend of the Club.”
The statement says that the club will now begin the process of identifying and appointing its next First Team Manager and will make no further comment on the process until the appropriate time.
Craig Shakespeare has been a Leceister City servant since November of 2011, he assisted former manager Nigel Pearson as assistant manager.
After the end of 2014/15 EPL season in which the Foxes earned 7 wins in last 9 games that secured their miraculous survival, Pearson was sacked but Shakespeare remained at the club.
2015/16 season saw Claudio Ranieri took up the role of Leicester City manager while Shakespeare was his right hand man. The duo guided the team to Premier League glory for the first ever time in club history.
The then-reigning champions not only failed to defend their title, but also saw themselves drag into relegation battle in the former part of 2016/17 season. After Ranieri was sacked in late February, Shakepeare became interim manager and successfully retained the team's status in the Premier League.
Just last summer, Shakespeare signed a new 3-year contract with Leicester and became permanent manager for the first time in his coaching career.
However, Leicester City have had only 1 league win in their start to new season, and Shakespeare has now been sacked by the club.
Source: All Football

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