Craig Shakespeare Announced as Leicester City Manager

Craig Shakespeare Announced as Leicester City Manager
Jun 8, 2017

Leicester News

Leicester City have today announced the official appointment of Craig Shakespeare as First Team Manager on a three-year deal. The 53-year-old has been in interim charge of the club since February following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, and he successfully guided The Foxes to safety after a poor run of form led to the Champions parting company with the Italian.

Vice Chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, insisted the Englishman had everything it takes to succeed at Leicester:

“Craig has shown all the qualities in leadership, motivation and talent management that are required to be successful in this role. Those qualities, aligned with his first class coaching acumen, his knowledge of Leicester City & it’s philosophy, and the respect he has earned at every level of the Club make him the ideal choice to take us forward”

The man himself also opened up on his signing, saying:

“This is a really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career, I’m grateful to the owners and Board of Directors for their continued faith and support”

This news will likely be largely well received by Leicester fans, as Shakespeare is a popular choice at the club. He is the first British manager in history to win his first five Premier League matches, and it was that sequence that all but secured City’s safety. His tactical displays won’t have gone unnoticed either, with City’s performances in the Champions League, in particular, showcasing his acumen.

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