Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City

Shakespeare shown the door just four months after being appointed on a permanent basis

Fi Leicester have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Fi Leicester have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

 

Craig Shakespeare has been sacked as Leicester City manager only four months after being given the job on a permanent basis.

The 53-year-old succeeded Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis last season and oversaw an upturn in form that led to the club pulling away from the relegation zone and finishing 12th.

But following the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening Leicester slipped into the bottom three, prompting the owners to relieve Shakespeare of his duties.

Leicester, who have won only one league game this season, are the second Premier League club to sack a manager this season following Crystal Palace’s decision to replace Frank de Boer with Roy Hodgson after only four games.

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