Leicester appoint Shakespeare

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Leicester City have handed caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare a three-year deal.

The Englishman was appointed on a temporary basis until the end of the season back in February after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, who won the title in 2015/16.

Shakespeare is pleased to have been given the opportunity to carry on in the role following a successful battle against relegation during his initial three month spell.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career.” he said.

“Our preparations for pre-season and the new Premier League campaign have been ongoing for some time.

“We can now move on with certainty and ensure we are well equipped to compete at the levels now expected of a club like Leicester City.”

 

Foxes vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was also pleased with the appointment and feels that Sheakespeare has the qualities to succeed in the job.

“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 and its philosophy, and the respect he has earned at every level of the club make him the ideal choice to help take us forward.” he finished.

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